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U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 11: Colon cancer
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Obesity doubles the risk of colon cancer according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 18). BMI of 29 vs 21 doubles the risk of colon cancer in women
Twice as many women with a BMI of more than 29 had distal colon cancer than women with a BMI less than 21.
Waist-to-hip ratio more strongly related to polyps than BMI
Waist-to-hip ratio is more strongly related to the prevalence of colon polyps than with BMI alone.
Waist-to-hip ratio associated with colon polyps
Even among leaner women, a high waist-to-hip ratio is also associated with significantly increased risk of colon polyps. (p. 18)
Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults : the evidence report / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Bethesda, Md.] : National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, . NIH publication No. 98-4083.
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