Obesity not Linked to Lymphoma

A study in Scandinavia has been published in the US Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2005;97:210-218 (Feb 2) looking for a link between obesity and lymphoma. There may be a _small_ increased risk specifically for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma among individuals who are overweight. However, the authors observed no association between body mass and rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma overall, most subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma.


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