Obesity and the incidence of skin cancer in US Caucasians

  title={Obesity and the incidence of skin cancer in US Caucasians},
  author={Salma Z Pothiawala and Abrar A. Qureshi and Yunhui Li and Jiali Han},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
Limited information is available on the potential link between obesity and either melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancers. To conduct a prospective study to examine the association between obesity and the risk of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Using pooled data from two large national cohorts in the US, the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS), we prospectively examined the incidence of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and basal cell… CONTINUE READING
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