Chapter 19. Obesity and Cancer

  1. Todd Leff2 and
  2. James G. Granneman3
  1. Andrew G. Renehan

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629527.ch19

Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease

Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Renehan, A. G. (2010) Obesity and Cancer, in Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease (eds T. Leff and J. G. Granneman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629527.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

  2. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Metabolic and Endocrine Research, Department of Psychiatry, 550 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, School of Cancer, Enabling Sciences and Technology, Manchester Academic, Health Science Center, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527318575

Online ISBN: 9783527629527

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Keywords:

  • obesity;
  • cancer;
  • epidemiology;
  • insulin;
  • sex steroid;
  • adipokine

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Biological Mechanisms

  • Other Biological Candidates

  • Mechanical Mechanisms

  • New Research Areas

  • References