Body mass index and cancer incidence: the FINRISK study

The relation between body mass index (BMI) and risk of cancer incidence is controversial. Cancer incidence during 1972–2008 in relation to BMI was investigated in a prospective cohort of 54,725 Finns aged 24–74 years and free of cancer at enrollment. Over a mean follow-up of 20.6 years, 8,429 (15.4 %) incident cancers were recorded, 4,208 (49.9 %) from men… CONTINUE READING