Mendelian randomization study of body mass index and colorectal cancer risk.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 24, Issue 7, p.1024-31 (2015)


Epidemiology Core Facility, Scientific Imaging Core Facility, Specimen Processing Core Facility


High body mass index (BMI) is consistently linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) for men, whereas the association is less clear for women. As risk estimates from observational studies may be biased and/or confounded, we conducted a Mendelian randomization study to estimate the causal association between BMI and CRC.