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High body mass index and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma
  1. Zheng Wang1,2,
  2. Han Zhang1,
  3. Jun Han1,
  4. Meng-Chao Wu1,
  5. Tian Yang1
  1. 1Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  2. 2Department of Clinical Medicine, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Tian Yang, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, 225 Changhai Road, Shanghai 200438, China; yangtiandfgd{at}hotmail.com

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We read with great interest the recent article by Hagström et al,1 in which they used register data from more than 1.2 million Swedish men enlisted for conscription between 1969 and 1996 in order to investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) in late adolescence and future liver diseases. During a follow-up of more than 34 million person-years, 251 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were identified from the Swedish Cancer Register (SCR). In this study, the authors used a sample survey …

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