Journal article

The risk of Barrett's esophagus associated with abdominal obesity in males and females

Bradley J Kendall, Graeme A Macdonald, Nicholas K Hayward, Johannes B Prins, Suzanne O'Brien, David C Whiteman

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013

Abstract

Esophageal adenocarcinoma arises from Barrett's esophagus (BE). Both occur predominantly in males. The role of abdominal obesity in this sex distribution is uncertain. Our study aimed to determine whether there is an association between abdominal obesity and risk of BE and if present was it modified by sex. A structured interview and anthropometric measures were conducted within a population-based case-control study. We recruited 237 BE cases (70% male) and 247 population controls, frequency matched by age and sex. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated using multivariable logistic regression analysis. In the overall group and males, all measures of abdominal obes..

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