Height, weight and gastrointestinal cancer: a follow-up study in Norway.

  title={Height, weight and gastrointestinal cancer: a follow-up study in Norway.},
  author={Trude Eid Robsahm and Steinar Tretli},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  volume={8 2},
It has been suggested that components of our diet play an essential role in carcinogenesis. Anthropometric indices, such as body weight and height, have often been considered as measurements of prevailing diet and nutrition in childhood respectively. To investigate to what extent height and body weight are associated with the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, data from a Norwegian screening programme for tuberculosis were analysed. More than 1,100,000 individuals, aged 30-69 years at the time of… CONTINUE READING


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