The MPHe dissertation
was about the link between obesity and cancer worldwide. The prevalence
of obesity-related cancers tends to be higher in countries where there
is a greater prevalence of obesity either in affluent "Western"
countries or where obesity is seen culturally as desirable as in some
of all suitable observational cohort studies into the risk of cancer
with increased BMI was done where 19 cancers were studied, three of
which showed an inverse relationship to obesity, the rest showed a
positive relationship. The
highest risk due to BMI for men is adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus
whereas the highest risk for women is endometrial cancer. Inverse
relationships were found for squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus,
lung cancer and pre-menopausal breast cancer.
was published in the Lancet.