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  • Multiple Myeloma: 60 lbs increases risk 1.5-fold in women

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    Thursday, November 08, 2007 7:03 am Email this article
    A difference of about 60 pounds increases the risk of multiple myeloma 1.3-fold in women according to a study from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Multiple myeloma is "is a type of cancer of plasma cells which are immune system cells in bone marrow that produce antibodies" according to Wikipedia. Subects

    Subjects: 1.2 million women

    The study analyzed data from 1.2 million women who were part of the Million Woman Study.

    The women were 50- to 64-years-old in 1996-2001 and were followed for an average of 5.4 years to see if they got cancer, and 7 years to see if they died from cancer.


    Reeves G, Pirie K, Beral V, Green J, Spencer E, Bull D. Cancer incidence and mortality in relation to body mass index in the million women study: Cohort study. BMJ. 2007 Nov 6.


    Gill Reeves
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit
    University of Oxford
    Oxford OX3 7LF
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