Obesity and Its Associated Cancer-Related Risk with Gynaecology

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Baydaa Alsannan
Amit Upadhyay
Vinay V. Raman
Jay Bajarang Singh
Amar Raj
Kiran Haridas


Obesity is becoming a life-threatening problem leading to gynaecological malignancies. Emerging data indicate that obesity plays a part in the emergence of gynaecological cancers. The study’s goal is to look into the likelihood of gynaecological cancers according to obesity using a cohort study of 400 female patients from a hospital in Chennai, India. Altogether, 200 patients were obese, while the rest 200 were of normal weight. The study indicates that obesity leads to a higher risk of endometrial cancer, intermediate risk of breast and ovarian cancer and relatively negligible risk of ovarian cancer when compared to the normal weight cancer patients.

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Alsannan, B. ., Upadhyay, A. ., V. Raman , V. ., Bajarang Singh, J. ., Raj , A. ., & Haridas, K. . (2023). Obesity and Its Associated Cancer-Related Risk with Gynaecology. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 689–695. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/401


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