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Colon cancer in women: Each 5 unit increase in BMI (35 lbs) associated with 12% greater risk
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Each 5 unit increase in body mass index (BMI) is associated with a 12% increase in the risk of colon cancer for North American women according to an analysis of 26 studies on North American populations.
Five units of BMI is very roughly 30 pounds for a woman of average height, and 35 pounds for a man of average height.
A BMI Table can be found here. 26 Studies
26 studies on North American populations
This analysis looked at 26 studies on North American populations.
Ning Y, Wang L, Giovannucci E. A quantitative analysis of body mass index and colorectal cancer: Findings from 56 observational studies. Obes Rev. 2009 Jun 15, Published early online.
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