Body Adiposity, Not BMI, Key to CV Risk in Colorectal Cancer – Medscape

Read article - Quotes Michael Passarelli, assistant professor of epidemiology, in an article about a study that found that patients with colorectal cancer should have their body composition assessed on computed tomography imaging at diagnosis to assess their risk of cardiovascular disease, rather than relying on body mass index. "I think the takeaway here, at least from my point of view, is that the notion of the obesity paradox for mortality from colorectal cancer and separately from cardiovascular disease seems to be largely an artifact of the inadequacies of measuring obesity using height and weight," says Passarelli, who was not involved in the study but wrote an editorial to accompany the research in JAMA Oncology.