A new study suggests pant size may help determine a person’s risks for developing certain cancers.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – New research suggests cancer risks may be assessed by the size of a person’s pants. As reported by Reuters, Dutch researchers have found a possible correlation between pant size and cancer risk regardless of weight.
Dr. Laura A. E. Hughes, of Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and colleagues are quoted in the report as stating of their findings, “It has been hypothesized that clothing size is related to physique, and it was recently reported that clothing size appears to be a strong surrogate for obesity and intra-abdominal fat.”
Dr. Hughes is further quoted as stating in an interview, “Our results suggest that clothing size is a useful measure to predict cancer risk in studies where waist circumference is not available… Furthermore, it may be useful for future epidemiologic studies to collect clothing sizes in addition to weight and height, especially in populations where obtaining waist circumference is culturally problematic or challenging because of extreme obesity.”
More information about the research may be found in the Epidemiology journal.
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