Abdominal obesity and the risk of colorectal adenoma: a meta-analysis of observational studies.

@article{Hong2012AbdominalOA,
  title={Abdominal obesity and the risk of colorectal adenoma: a meta-analysis of observational studies.},
  author={Shangyou Hong and QuanCai Cai and Dafan Chen and Wei Zhu and Wen Wei Huang and Zhaoshen Li},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          523-31
        }
}
Inconsistent results regarding the association between abdominal obesity and the risk of colorectal adenoma (CRA), the precursor of colorectal cancer (CRC), have been reported. To provide a quantitative assessment of this relationship, we summarized the evidence from observational studies in categorical, linear dose-response meta-analyses. We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE for studies of waist circumference (WC) and/or waist-hip ratio (WHR) and CRA risk published until the end of October 2011… CONTINUE READING
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