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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Dec 20.

Shared Genetic Etiology of Obesity-Related Traits and Barrett's Esophagus/Adenocarcinoma: Insights from Genome-Wide Association Studies.

Böhmer AC, Hecker J, Schröder J, Gharahkhani P, May A, Gerges C, Anders M, Becker J, Hess T, Kreuser N, Thieme R, Noder T, Venerito M, Veits L, Schmidt T, Fuchs C, Izbicki JR, Hölscher AH, Dietrich A, Moulla Y, Lyros O, Lang H, Lorenz D, Schumacher B, Mayershofer R, Vashist Y, Ott K, Vieth M, Weismüller J, Moebus S, Knapp M, Neuhaus H, Rösch T, Ell C, Nöthen MM, Whiteman DC, Tomlinson I, Jankowski J, Fitzgerald RC, Palles C, Vaughan TL, Gockel I, Thrift AP, Fier H, Schumacher J

Obesity is a major risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) and its precursor Barrett's esophagus (BE). Research suggests that individuals with high genetic risk to obesity have a higher BE/EA risk. To facilitate understanding of biological factors that lead to progression from BE to EA, the present study investigated the shared genetic background of BE/EA and obesity-related traits.

PMID: 31748258