Weight parameters impact mortality in colorectal cancer

SAN ANTONIO — Obesity and underweight were associated with worse colorectal cancer outcomes, recurrence and mortality, compared with normal weight, according to results of a meta-analysis presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.“Obesity is thought to play a role in the underlying pathogenesis of colorectal cancer, but this mechanism is not fully understood,” Vita Jaspan, BA, fourth year medical student at NYU School of Medicine, said in her presentation. “In our study, we wanted to learn how weight impacts colorectal cancer prognosis.”Read More

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