Overweight/obesity and cancer genesis: more than a biological link.

@article{Irigaray2007OverweightobesityAC,
  title={Overweight/obesity and cancer genesis: more than a biological link.},
  author={Philippe Irigaray and J A Newby and St{\'e}phanie Lacomme and Dominique Belpomme},
  journal={Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 10},
  pages={
          665-78
        }
}
The classical view according to which overweight/obesity is related to cancer considers adipose tissue as an active and metabolic "organ", acting through endocrine, autocrine and paracrine processes. Consequently, it has been hypothesized, that genesis and progression of cancer may be caused by different biological factors acting through diverse mechanisms including changes in the synthesis and bioavailability of sex hormones, insulin resistance, release of growth factors and/or proinflammatory… CONTINUE READING

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