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Adolescent obesity linked with midlife cancer risk

Key clinical point: Adolescent obesity seems to confer increased risk for midlife cancer and could be an important intervention target for cancer prevention.

Major finding: Adolescent obesity was significantly associated with midlife cancer incidence in men (HR, 1.26), and, after exclusion of cervical and breast cancers, in women (HR, 1.27).

Study details: A large population-based cohort study of nearly 2.3 million individuals.

Disclosures: The authors reported having no disclosures.


Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020 Feb 3. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(20)30019-X.