Recent Results in Cancer Research

Obesity and Cancer

Editors: Pischon, Tobias, Nimptsch, Katharina (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between obesity and cancer
  • Combines epidemiological and experimental perspectivesOffers a detailed analysis of the effect of obesity on different types of cancers
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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between obesity and cancer. It opens with a global perspective on obesity and cancer incidence, followed by in-depth discussions of those cancers for which we have sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with obesity. It addresses topics such as the effects of obesity on cancer incidence and cancer survival, the effects of weight gain and weight loss in adulthood on cancer risk, the effects of childhood and adolescent obesity, and the role of body fat distribution in cancer risk. Individual chapters discuss potential pathways for the observed associations and explore possible mechanisms from both an epidemiological and an experimental perspective. It concludes with a population perspective on the cancer risk that is attributable to obesity and is thus potentially avoidable. This book is of particular value to researchers and epidemiologists and is also of interest to public health workers and clinicians.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Obesity and Risk of Cancer: An Introductory Overview

    Pischon, Tobias (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

    Jochem, Carmen (et al.)

    Pages 17-41

  • Obesity and Breast Cancer

    Fortner, Renée T. (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • Obesity and Oesophageal Cancer

    Nimptsch, Katharina (et al.)

    Pages 67-80

  • Obesity and Kidney Cancer

    Wilson, Kathryn M. (et al.)

    Pages 81-93

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42542-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42540-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Obesity and Cancer
Editors
  • Tobias Pischon
  • Katharina Nimptsch
Series Title
Recent Results in Cancer Research
Series Volume
208
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42542-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42542-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42540-5
Series ISSN
0080-0015
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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