Published in Clinical Oncology Week, October 13th, 2008
Several studies have shown an association between obesity and the risk of colorectal cancer, according to background information in the article. Adiponectin is a hormone secreted by fat tissue, and serum levels of adiponectin are inversely correlated with obesity and high levels of insulin. "While there is evidence of an association between circulating adiponectin levels and colorectal cancer risk, no association between genes of the adiponectin pathway and colorectal cancer have been reported...
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