IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 38 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3649.2017

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Open Access Review
The role of overweight and obesity in selected gynecological malignancies
A. Markowska1J. Stanisławiak-Rudowicz2, *, K. Jaszczyńska-Nowinka2
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1 Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
2 Department of Oncology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2017, 38(3), 335–341; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3649.2017
Published: 10 June 2017
Abstract

A review of literature data related to the effects of overweight and obesity on the development and course of selected gynecological malignancies: endometrial, breast and ovarian cancer is presented. Three hypotheses are included in an attempt to explain this relationship: the adipokinine hypothesis, a hypothesis involving the effects of excessive estrogen levels, and the insulin hypothesis.
Keywords
Obesity
Endometrial cancer
Breast cancer
Ovarian cancer
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