Body mass index and risk of head and neck cancer in a pooled analysis of case-control studies in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) Consortium.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


International journal of epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 4, p.1091-102 (2010)


2010, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Alcohol Drinking, Body Mass Index, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Child, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Overweight, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Smoking, Thinness, United States, Young Adult


Head and neck cancer (HNC) risk is elevated among lean people and reduced among overweight or obese people in some studies; however, it is unknown whether these associations differ for certain subgroups or are influenced by residual confounding from the effects of alcohol and tobacco use or by other sources of biases.