Diet, weight, physical activity and oesophageal cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund has released a report looking at which factors increase and decrease the risk of developing oesophageal cancer. The report reviewed evidence from 46 studies from around the world. The studies examined around 15 million adults and nearly 31,000 cases of oesophageal cancer. The key findings are:

  • There is strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. Being overweight or obese was assessed by body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and waist-hip ratio.
  • There is strong evidence that consuming alcoholic drinks increases the risk of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Posted: 28/07/2016 10:23:41 by Laura Keaver


 

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