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Obesity and colorectal cancer risk in women
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    Obesity as a risk factor for colorectal polyps in Japanese
    • Makoto Otsuki, Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Toshiharu Akiyama, Ichiro Yoshikawa, Keiichiro Kume, Makoto Otsuki

    Dear Editor

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignant diseases in the developed countries. Recent epidemiological studies suggest that CRC is associated with obesity.[1,2]

    Although primary prevention of CRC via dietary measures is controversial, secondary prevention by interrupting the adenoma carcinoma sequence is possible. One cross-sectional [3] and a case-control [4] studies have demonstrat...

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