Influence of obesity on the risk of esophageal disorders

  title={Influence of obesity on the risk of esophageal disorders},
  author={Jesper Lagergren},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology \&Hepatology},
  • J. Lagergren
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of esophageal disorders, including esophageal adenocarcinoma, Barrett esophagus and GERD. For reasons yet unknown, the association between obesity and esophageal adenocarcinoma seems to be stronger than that for other types of obesity-related cancers. Predominantly abdominal or intra-abdominal adiposity (representing visceral fat and other fat within the abdominal cavity), which is more frequently observed in men than in women, is more strongly… 
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