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Br J Cancer. 2001 Aug; 85(3): 346–349.
PMCID: PMC2364077

Body weight and colorectal cancer risk in a cohort of Swedish women: relation varies by age and cancer site


The relation between relative body weight and colorectal cancer among women is unclear. In a large prospective cohort study, we found a positive association only for distal cancers among younger women that became attenuated at older ages. These results support previous reports in which results were stratified by age or colorectal cancer site. © 2001 Cancer Research Campaign http://www.bjcancer.com

Keywords: colorectal neoplasms, body weight, insulin, menopause, cohort studies

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