The World Health Organization projects that by 2015 more than 1.6 billion adults will be overweight and 700 million will be obese.1 In addition, obesity has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for several abdominal malignant neoplasms.2-4 Therefore, the effect of obesity on surgical outcomes in a cancer population is a timely issue.2,5
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