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Updates on “adiponcosis”: More new incoming evidence strengthening the obesity-cancer link

  • Maurizio Bifulco
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author at: Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Via Salvatore Allende, 84081 Baronissi, Salerno, Italy.
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    Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Via Salvatore Allende, 84081 Baronissi, Salerno, Italy

    CORPOREA-Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza, via Coroglio 104 and 57, 80124 Naples, Italy
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  • Elena Ciaglia
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    Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Via Salvatore Allende, 84081 Baronissi, Salerno, Italy
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Published:December 27, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2016.12.016
      Despite what recently published on the Eur J Intern Med. by Bitzur et al. [
      • Bitzur R.
      • Brenner R.
      • Maor E.
      • Antebi M.
      • Ziv-Baran T.
      • Segev S.
      Metabolic syndrome, obesity, and the risk of cancer development.
      ] who did not found a significant correlation between obesity and the incidence of cancer in a population of mostly Jewish males, admitting themselves several limitations of their study, evidence of a relationship between obesity and enhanced cancer risk has been increasingly accumulating. Indeed, there are clear epidemiological findings linking obesity to the incidence and worst prognosis of different tumors [
      • Arnold M.
      • Pandeya N.
      • Byrnes G.
      • Renehan A.G.
      • Stevens G.A.
      • Ezzati M.
      • et al.
      Global burden of cancer attributable to high body-mass index in 2012: a population-based study.
      ]. This prompted us to introduce in the scientific terminology the new term “adiponcosis”, derived from the fusion of the words “adiposis” and “oncosis”, that is rapidly spreading in the international science community [
      • Bifulco M.
      • Pisanti S.
      “Adiponcosis”: a new term to name the obesity and cancer link.
      ].

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