Obesity and colorectal cancer.

@article{Bardou2013ObesityAC,
  title={Obesity and colorectal cancer.},
  author={Marc Bardou and Alan N Barkun and Myriam Martel},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={933-47}
}
Excess body weight, as defined by the body mass index (BMI), has been associated with several diseases and includes subjects who are overweight (BMI ≥ 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)). Overweight and obesity constitute the fifth leading risk for overall mortality, accounting for at least 2.8 million adult deaths each year. In addition around 11% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases have been attributed to overweight and obesity in Europe. Epidemiological data suggest that obesity is… CONTINUE READING
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