Strong Evidence for 11 Cancers and Obesity
An increase in body mass index (BMI) was associated with a higher risk of developing:
- oesophageal adenocarcinoma;
- colon and rectal cancer in men;
- biliary tract system and pancreatic cancer;
- endometrial cancer in premenopausal women;
- kidney cancer; and multiple myeloma.
- higher risks of postmenopausal breast cancer in women who have never used hormone replacement therapy and endometrial cancer, respectively.
Five additional associations were supported by strong evidence when categorical measures of adiposity were included: weight gain with colorectal cancer; body mass index with gallbladder, gastric cardia, and ovarian cancer; and multiple myeloma mortality.