Body mass index and adenocarcinomas of the esophagus or gastric cardia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Kubo2006BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and adenocarcinomas of the esophagus or gastric cardia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Ai Kubo and Douglas A. Corley},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={872-8}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased markedly in recent decades in many countries. Obesity is a potential risk factor, although the results of individual studies differ. We did a systematic review and statistical synthesis of studies that evaluated the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma or the adjacent gastric cardia adenocarcinoma. METHODS We identified potential studies using Medline, the Web of Science database… CONTINUE READING