Central adiposity, obesity during early adulthood, and pancreatic cancer mortality in a pooled analysis of cohort studies.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO, Volume 26, Issue 11, p.2257-66 (2015)

Keywords:

Epidemiology Core Facility

Abstract:

Body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity typically assessed in middle age or later, is known to be positively associated with pancreatic cancer. However, little evidence exists regarding the influence of central adiposity, a high BMI during early adulthood, and weight gain after early adulthood on pancreatic cancer risk.