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  1. Body size and prostate cancer : a 20-year follow-up study among 135006 Swedish construction workers.

    Article - En anglais


    Obesity is associated with endocrine changes (e.g., increased estrogen and decreased testosterone in the blood) that have been implicated in the cause of prostate cancer and, therefore, an association between body weight and the risk of developing prostate cancer would be expected.

    However, because of bias or low statistical power in previous epidemiologic studies, associations between anthropometric measurements (height and weight), body mass index (BMI), and the risk of prostate cancer may have been inadvertently overlooked.


    We performed a large, retrospective cohort study among Swedish construction workers to evaluate possible associations of adult weight, height, BMI, and lean body mass (LBM) by age at entry in the study with the incidence and mortality rate of prostate cancer.


    We analyzed data that had been compiled in a computerized central register on a cohort of approximately 135000 male construction workers.

    Information on height and weight had been collected with the use of a comprehensive questionnaire filled out by nurses at the time of enrollment in the cohort, from 1971 through 1975.

    Complete follow-up was achieved through 1991 by means of record linkage to the Swedish National Cancer Register, the Death Register, and the Migration Register.

    A total of 2368 incident cases and 708 deaths from prostate cancer occurred in the cohort during a follow-up period averaging 18 years. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Prostate, Taille corporelle, Poids corporel, Indice masse corporelle, Incidence, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Homme, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Prostate pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Prostate, Body size, Body weight, Body mass index, Incidence, Mortality, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Human, Male genital diseases, Urinary system disease, Prostate disease

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0513904

    Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 13/02/1998.

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