Central body fatness is a stronger predictor of cancer risk than overall body size

Amanda M Barberio
Amanda M Barberio
Asalah Alareeki
Asalah Alareeki
Benjamin Viner
Benjamin Viner
Joy Pader
Joy Pader
Jennifer E Vena
Jennifer E Vena

Nature communications, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 383

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The importance of body size versus weight distribution for cancer risk is unclear. We investigated associations between measures of body size and shape and the risk of developing cancer. The study population consisted of 26,607 participants from the Alberta's Tomorrow Project cohort. Two main measures of body shape and size were examined:...More

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