Obesity raises risk of pancreatic cancer metastasis

03/25/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Obese pancreatic cancer surgical patients with a body mass index of more than 35 had a twelvefold higher risk of lymph node metastases and an almost doubled risk for cancer recurrence and death, compared with other patients, a study of 285 people found. Researchers said the findings indicate that obesity is a host factor influencing tumor biology.

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