Research Findings

Mortality Studies - Other Cancers

Central adiposity, obesity during early adulthood, and pancreatic cancer mortality in a pooled analysis of cohort studies (2015)
 In a pooled analysis of 20 cohort studies, pancreatic mortality risk was elevated with higher waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio after adjustment for BMI, and was higher in individuals who were overweight or obese compared to normal weight in early adulthood.
Body size and multiple myeloma mortality: A pooled analysis of 20 prospective studies (2014)
 In a pooled analysis of over 1.5 million participants from 20 prospective cohort studies, including 82,346 radiologic technologists, risk for mortality from multiple myeloma was increased with increasing BMI at baseline, BMI at study entry, and central adiposity (waist circumference), but was not associated with waist-to-hip ratio.