Fraction of all causes of cancer that are due to obesity

Range ~20 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Rani V et al., Oxidative stress and metabolic disorders: Pathogenesis and therapeutic strategies. Life Sci. 2016 Mar 1 148: 183-93. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2016.02.002 p.185 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID26851532
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Comments P.185 left column bottom paragraph: "Obesity and metabolic disorder have been identified as a major risk factor associated with cancer. Individuals with high BMI [body mass index] are at risk of developing several types of cancer including endometrial, colorectal, and ovarian and breast cancers [refs 28-29, primary source 30]. The incidence of cancer due to obesity is estimated to be approximately 20% of all causes of cancers [primary source]. The development of cancer in obese population is associated with the redox alteration caused by adipokines such as leptins, adiponectin, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), TNF-α and interleukin (IL)-6 [ref 31]."
Entered by Uri M
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