Obesity Effect on Cancer Risk Twice That Currently Thought
Current estimates of the effect of obesity in increasing the risk for cancer are based on observational studies and may be underestimating the effect. The risk may be twice as large as is currently thought, says a group of international researchers who report a new approach to estimating the risk. They conducted a systematic analysis of genetic data using a Mendelian randomization (MR) approach.
@aajan The importance of these analyses is that they suggest that the effect of being overweight on cancer risk has been underestimated in the past and that obesity plays an even more important role in cancer than previously suggested