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Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma?

Date:
March 28, 2012
Source:
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Summary:
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found – contrary to previous studies linking inferior outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies to higher body mass index (BMI) – that in their study of BMI and negative outcomes, there was no such link. They concluded that BMI was not associated with either surgical complications or esophageal cancer patient survival.
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H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. "Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma?." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 March 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328113337.htm>.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. (2012, March 28). Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 23, 2017 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328113337.htm
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. "Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma?." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328113337.htm (accessed May 23, 2017).

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