Hematopoietic Cancers

Several studies have examined the relationship between hematopoietic cancers and BMI, but results from most of these studies are based on relatively small numbers of events. Still, most of the available studies have observed modest obesity-associated

  1. 1. Summary of mortality from cancer according to body mass index for US men in the Cancer Prevention Study II, 1982 through 1998. For each relative risk, the comparison was between men in the highest BMI category (indicated in parentheses) and men in the reference category (BMI 18.5 to 24.9). Asterisks indicate relative risks for men who never smoked. Results of the linear test for trend were significant (p < 0.05) for all cancer sites. Reproduced with permission from ref. 3.
  2. 1. Summary of mortality from cancer according to body mass index for US men in the Cancer Prevention Study II, 1982 through 1998. For each relative risk, the comparison was between men in the highest BMI category (indicated in parentheses) and men in the reference category (BMI 18.5 to 24.9). Asterisks indicate relative risks for men who never smoked. Results of the linear test for trend were significant (p < 0.05) for all cancer sites. Reproduced with permission from ref. 3.

increases in the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (3,34,35,37,95,96,131,155,158,215 -217), multiple myeloma (3,131,132,218-220), and leukemia (3,37,96,131,132,155,158, 221,222). Relative risks from these studies have been generally in the range of 1.2 to 2.0.

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