Obesity Not a Factor In Racial/Ethnic Variation in Cancer Screening Compliance

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by UNM CC

UT-Galveston — The higher rate of cancer-related deaths among racial minorities has often been attributed to disparities in cancer screening compliance, however, a new study did not find that the association between body weight/obesity, in particular, and cancer screening adherence vary by race/ethnicity. The results of this focused look at one particular factor, body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, suggest that some screening disparities may be decreasing, as reported in the study published in Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women’s Health website until December 31, 2015.

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