Body Size, Weight Change, and Risk of Colon Cancer
Julie K Bassett, Gianluca Severi, Dallas R English, Laura Baglietto, Kavitha Krishnan, John L Hopper, Graham G Giles
CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2010
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies have consistently reported positive associations between obesity and colon cancer risk for men, but the evidence is less consistent for women. Few studies have investigated effects of weight change on colon cancer risk. METHODS: Using the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, which recruited men and women mostly in 40 to 69 years of age, we investigated associations between weight and body mass index (BMI) at age 18 years and at study entry and weight change since age 18 years and colon cancer. Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated using Cox regression. RESULTS: During follow-up of 16,188 men and 23,438 women for 14 years on ave..View full abstract
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Cohort recruitment was funded by VicHealth and The Cancer Council Victoria. This work was supported by infrastructure from the Cancer Council Victoria and grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (209057 and 251533).