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Obesity and Esophageal Cancer

Bianco, Valentino (2014) Obesity and Esophageal Cancer. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

The widespread prevalence of obesity is one of the most pressing matters of international public health importance in the present day. In the United States the amount of people either obese or overweight has reached epidemic proportions. There is growing empirical evidence that suggests that obesity is responsible for nearly one-quarter of all cancers. Numerous studies have supported the correlation between obesity and/or increased BMI and esophageal disease. The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has rapidly increased in the United States over the past thirty years and there is a strong association between body mass index (BMI) and esophageal adenocarcinoma. There is currently an urgent need for the implementation of preventive public health measures to quell the growing obesity crisis and reduce the incidence of esophageal cancer.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bianco, Valentino
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinegold, Daviddnf@pitt.eduDNFUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberPennathur, Arjunpennathura@upmc.eduARJUNPUNSPECIFIED
Date: August 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 21:27
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 13:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22435

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