Genetic epidemiology

Metabolic risk factors and cancer

High serum levels of cholesterol reduce the risk of cancer overall, especially among women.

Obesity increases the risk of renal cell carcinoma among men and women. In addition, high levels of blood pressure and high serum levels of glucose and triglycerides increase the risk of renal cell carcinoma among men. These are the results of two new publications from the Me-Can project (Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer). Professor Tone Bjørge has participated in these studies.

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