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Rectal cancer in women: Being obese is associated with 14% greater risk vs BMI less than 23
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Being obese, that is having in body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, is associated with a 14% increase in the risk of rectal cancer women compared to those with a BMI of less than 23 (lean) according to an analysis of 56 studies.
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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