Cancers Potentially Preventable through Excess Weight Reduction in Germany in 2010

Antje Wienecke, Hannelore Neuhauser, Klaus Kraywinkel & Benjamin Barnes
Objective: In order to quantify the preventive potential of body weight reduction in Germany, population-attributable risks (PARs) were estimated for 13 cancer types. Methods: PARs were calculated using body weight prevalence from a nationwide survey from 1998, cancer incidence estimates for 2010 from cancer registry data and relative risk estimates from published meta-analyses. Three counterfactual scenarios were evaluated: reducing BMI to maximally 21 kg/m² (main analysis) and weight reductions among overweight and obese persons of...
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