The underlying basis for obesity: relationship to cancer.

  title={The underlying basis for obesity: relationship to cancer.},
  author={George A. Bray},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={132 11 Suppl},
An increase in the risk of cancer is one of the consequences of obesity. The predominant cancers associated with obesity have a hormonal base and include breast, prostate, endometrium, colon and gallbladder cancers. As the basis for understanding the problem of obesity has advanced, a number of new ideas have emerged about the relationship of obesity to cancer. The conversion of androstenedione secreted by the adrenal gland into estrone by aromatase in adipose tissue stroma provides an… CONTINUE READING

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