A recent study from Denmark presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland, investigated the link between the height and weight of children and the development of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in later life in over 300,000 people.
The researchers used data from school health records from children born between 1930 and 1989 and aged 7-13 at the time of collection of the data. They used body-mass index (BMI) to determine whether each child was normal weight or overweight. They then used Cox regression analysis to measure the risk of developing RCC.
In conclusion, the researchers suggest that heavier and taller children have an increased risk of developing RCC in later life, and this leads to new ways to explore the causes of kidney cancer.