Anthropometric factors, physical activity, and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer epidemiology, Volume 36, Issue 1, p.52-9 (2012)

Keywords:

2012, April 2012, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Incidence rates of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) increased substantially in the United States and worldwide during the latter part of the 20th century, but little is known about its etiology. Obesity is associated with impaired immune function through which it may influence the risk of NHL; other factors reflecting energy homeostasis (height, abdominal adiposity, and physical activity) may also be involved.