We review and update evidence on obesity, weight gain and weight loss in relation to leading cancers since the International Agency for Research on Cancer report of 2002. Emphasis is placed on the time course of disease and implications for weight control to prevent cancer. We conclude that weight loss could prevent a major portion of common cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-999
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 7 2008


  • Obesity
  • Prevention
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss


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