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Colon cancer 3.4 times more common among overweight Japanese women
Wednesday, July 07, 2004 10:21 am Email this article
Colon cancer was 3.4 times as common among Japanese women with a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or more compared with women whose BMI was 20-22. No such trend was found among Japanse men.
Tamakoshi K, Wakai K, Kojima M, Watanabe Y, Hayakawa N, Toyoshima H, Yatsuya H, Kondo T, Tokudome S, Hashimoto S, Suzuki K, Ito Y, Tamakoshi A. A prospective study of body size and colon cancer mortality in japan: the jacc study. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Apr, 28(4):551-58.
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