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      Adiposity and cancer risk: new mechanistic insights from epidemiology.

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      Nature reviews. Cancer

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          Abstract

          Excess body adiposity, commonly expressed as body mass index (BMI), is a risk factor for many common adult cancers. Over the past decade, epidemiological data have shown that adiposity-cancer risk associations are specific for gender, site, geographical population, histological subtype and molecular phenotype. The biological mechanisms underpinning these associations are incompletely understood but need to take account of the specificities observed in epidemiology to better inform future prevention strategies.

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          Journal
          Nat. Rev. Cancer
          Nature reviews. Cancer
          1474-1768
          1474-175X
          Aug 2015
          : 15
          : 8
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Institute of Cancer Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, University of Manchester, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.
          [2 ] Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, Bern CH-3012, Switzerland.
          Article
          nrc3967
          10.1038/nrc3967
          26205341

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