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Risk of Colorectal Cancer Associated With Lifetime Excess Weight | JAMA Oncology

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What The Study Did: A greater number of years lived with overweight or obesity was associated with an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in this study that included 5,635 individuals with colorectal cancer and 4,515 people serving as controls.

Authors: Hermann Brenner, M.D., M.P.H., of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.0064)

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