Journal article

A case control study investigating the effects of levels of physical activity at work as a risk factor for prostate cancer

Glenn W Doolan, Geza Benke, Graham G Giles, Gianluca Severi, Timo Kauppinen

Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: A potential risk factor for prostate cancer is occupational physical activity. The occupational aetiology of prostate cancer remains unclear. The purpose of this research was to examine associations between the level of exposure to various measures of physical activity at work and the risk of Prostate Cancer. METHODS: Using the Finnish Job Exposure Matrix and the occupational history of 1,436 cases and 1,349 matched controls from an Australian case control study; we investigated five related exposure variables considered to be risk factors by comparing odds ratios. RESULTS: Modestly increasing odds ratios were detected with increasing levels of workload but there was no differenc..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article. The original study of which this further analysis is based was funded by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (940394, 991129) and was further supported by funding from Tattersall's and The Whitten Foundation as well as infrastructure provided by The Cancer Council Victoria.