Young adulthood body mass index and risk of cancer in later adulthood: historical cohort study

@article{Burton2010YoungAB,
  title={Young adulthood body mass index and risk of cancer in later adulthood: historical cohort study},
  author={Anya Burton and Richard M. Martin and Bruna Galobardes and George Davey Smith and Mona Jeffreys},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={2069-2077}
}
To investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) in young adulthood and cancer incidence and mortality. A total of 9,549 men and 2,657 women had weight and height measured while at university (1948–1968). Participants were traced through the National Health Service Central Register, and cancer registration and death certificates were obtained. Cox proportional hazard models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) of associations between BMI and cancer incidence and mortality. The… CONTINUE READING

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