A study presented at European Society for Medical Oncology's annual congress found central obesity, or a high trunk fat-to-peripheral fat ratio, was an independent risk factor for cancer diagnosis up to 12 years following baseline among postmenopausal women. The findings, based on 5,855 women with a mean age of 71, showed central obesity was particularly associated with lung and gastrointestinal cancer diagnoses and not with breast and ovarian cancer diagnoses.
Central obesity tied to cancer risk among postmenopausal women
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