Obesity but not overweight increases the incidence and mortality of leukemia in adults: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

@article{Castillo2012ObesityBN,
  title={Obesity but not overweight increases the incidence and mortality of leukemia in adults: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.},
  author={Jorge J Castillo and John L Reagan and Randall R Ingham and Michael Furman and Samir Dalia and Basma Merhi and Saed Nemr and A Zarrabi and Joanna Mitri},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={868-75}
}
The main objectives of the present meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies were to evaluate the role of obesity on the incidence and mortality of leukemia in adults. Obesity was associated with a relative risk (RR) of 1.26 (95% CI 1.17-1.37; p < 0.001) for leukemia incidence and 1.29 (95% CI 1.11-1.49; p = 0.001) for mortality. Obesity was also associated with an increased incidence of acute myeloid leukemia (RR 1.53, 95% CI 1.26-1.85; p<0.001), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (RR 1.17, 95% CI… CONTINUE READING

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