Obesity is associated with increased relative risk of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: a meta-analysis of observational studies.

BACKGROUND The relation between body mass index (BMI) and incidence of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has been suggested, but no systematic review has been undertaken. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a literature search through December 2012. Meta-analyses were performed to quantify the relative risk (RR) of DLBCL incidence in overweight and… CONTINUE READING