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Kidney Cancer

What’s the Evidence?

The evidence is convincing that excess body fat is a cause of kidney cancer.

This is one of the reasons AICR recommends being as lean as possible within the healthy weight range.

How Preventable is Kidney Cancer?

AICR experts estimate that twenty-four percent of US kidney cancers are preventable through maintaining a healthy weight.

That's almost 16,000 cases this year. (Based on 2012 incidence data.)

kidneys in situ 

 

What the Panel’s Judgments Mean

Convincing
strong, consistent and unlikely to change in the future

Probable
compelling but not quite strong or consistent enough to be "convincing"

Limited Evidence – Suggestive
too limited for a grade of "probable", but a general consistency in the data

Limited Evidence – No Conclusion
too inconsistent or insufficient for a definitive grade

Substantial Effect on Risk Unlikely
enough evidence to rule out a connection

Published on June 6, 2012

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