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Gender affects adiposity-related colorectal cancer risk

A study in BMC Medicine found elevated body mass index significantly increased the likelihood of colorectal cancer among men, while increased waist-to-hip ratio had a stronger link with greater CRC risk in women. Researchers led by Caroline J. Bull, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the UK, found that none of adiposity-associated metabolic changes explained the adiposity-CRC link, indicating the need for more comprehensive metabolomic measures.

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