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    Colorectal cancer: Excess weight may account for 35% of U.S. cases in men


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    Monday, August 09, 2004 4:29 am Email this article
    Being overweight or obese may account for 35 percent of male cases of colorectal cancer in the U.S.

    This according to an evaluation by The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Working Group on the Evaluation of Cancer-Preventive Strategies.

    Their evaluation is a comprehensive evaluation of the available literature on weight and cancer that considered epidemiological, clinical and experimental data.

    For an excellent review of the effect of overweight and obesity on the risk of cancers, see the review paper by Calle and Kaaks (2004).

    REFERENCE

    International Agency for Reasearch on Cancer. IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. Weight Control and Physical Activity (International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, 2002) as referenced in Calle E, Kaaks R. Overweight, obesity and cancer: epidemiological evidence and proposed mechanisms. Nat Rev Cancer. 2004 Aug, 4(8):579-91.

    Calle E, Kaaks R. Overweight, obesity and cancer: epidemiological evidence and proposed mechanisms. Nat Rev Cancer. 2004 Aug, 4(8):579-91.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    American Cancer Society
    1599 Clifton Road
    Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
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