Worldwide burden of cancer attributable to diabetes and high body-mass index: a comparative risk assessment.

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The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology, ISSN: 2213-8595, Vol: 6, Issue: 6, Page: e6-e15

Publication Year:
2018
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29803268
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10.1016/s2213-8587(18)30150-5
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Pearson-Stuttard, Jonathan; Zhou, Bin; Kontis, Vasilis; Bentham, James; Gunter, Marc J; Ezzati, Majid
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Medicine; Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
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Diabetes and high body-mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risk of several cancers, and are increasing in prevalence in most countries. We estimated the cancer incidence attributable to diabetes and high BMI as individual risk factors and in combination, by country and sex.