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Body Mass Index and Risk of Gastric Cancer in Asian Adults: A Meta-epidemiological Meta-analysis of Population-based Cohort Studies

OPEN Cancer research and treatment : official journal of Korean Cancer Association | 14 Aug 2019

JM Bae
Abstract
A previous meta-analysis (MA) published in 2009 reported that excess body weight was associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer in non-Asians, but not in Asians. The aim was to conduct a meta-epidemiological MA (MEMA) to evaluate association between excess body weight and the risk of gastric cancer in Asian adults with using the proposed classification of weight by body mass index (BMI) in Asian adults.
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