Body size and thyroid cancer in two million Norwegian men and women

Br J Cancer. 2006 Aug 7;95(3):366-70. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6603249. Epub 2006 Jul 11.


We investigated relations between measured body mass index (BMI) and stature and thyroid cancer (3046 cases) in a large Norwegian cohort of more than two million individuals. The risk of thyroid cancer, especially of the papillary and follicular types, increased moderately with increasing BMI and height in both sexes.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Size*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Norway / epidemiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / epidemiology*