BMI and weight changes and risk of obesity-related cancers

Obesity is a major global health challenge, and an established risk factor for several cancers. Adult weight gain has been associated with increased cancer risk, but studies on timing and duration of weight gain have been relatively scarce. Within the …

Insulin resistance measured by the triglyceride-glucose index and risk of obesity-related cancers

A large body of epidemiological evidence has established that excess body weight is a major risk factor for many cancer forms. Several biological mechanisms potentially mediating the association of excess body weight with cancer risk have been proposed, one of …

Age-course effects on the associations between metabolic factors and cancer risk

Obesity has been differently associated with breast cancer risk by menopause, which occurs at around 50 years of age in women. Whilst obesity has been associated with a decreased risk of premenopausal breast cancer risk, it has been related to …

Me-Can meeting in Lund, Sept 2018

At the 9th annual meeting in Lund in September 2018, preliminary results from ongoing studies were presented, and planned studies and collaborations were discussed. The meeting hosted Jonas Björk, Lund University, as keynote speaker about propensity score analysis. Group picture …

Risk of bladder cancer in relation to metabolic factors and smoking

Bladder cancer (BC) is common in high-income countries. Smoking is the most important risk factor, accounting for about half of the incident cases among men living in Europe. Other environmental risk factors include schistosomiasis, external beam radiation and a wide …