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Obesity and liver cancer mortality in Asia: The Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration

journal contribution
posted on 01.12.2009, 00:00 authored by G David Batty, Federica Barzi, Rachel HuxleyRachel Huxley, Charissa Y Chang, Sun Ha Jee, Konrad Jamrozik, Hyeon Chang Kim, Xianghua Fang, Tai H Lam, Mark Woodward
While obesity is associated with liver cancer in studies from western societies, the paucity of data from Asia limits insights into its aetiological role in this population. We examined the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and liver cancer mortality using data from the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration. In 309,203 Asian study members, 4 years of follow-up gave rise to 11,135 deaths from all causes, 420 of which were ascribed to liver cancer. BMI, whether categorised according to current guidelines for Asian groups or World Health Organisation recommendations, was not associated with liver cancer in any of our analyses.

History

Journal

Cancer Epidemiology

Volume

33

Issue

6

Pagination

469 - 472

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

1877-7821

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, Elsevier