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  1. Geographic patterns of prostate cancer mortality : evidence for a protective effect of ultraviolet radiation.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Prostate cancer is the most prevalent nonskin cancer among men in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men.

    The cause of prostate cancer remains obscure.

    Recently it was hypothesized that low levels of vitamin D, a hormone with potent antitumor properties, may increase the risk for clinical prostate cancer.

    Methods

    Because the major source of vitamin D is casual exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the authors examined the geographic distributions of UV radiation and prostate cancer mortality in 3073 counties of the contiguous United State using linear regression and trend surface analyses.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Répartition géographique, Rayonnement solaire, Prostate, Mortalité, Prostate pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Prévention, Rayonnement UV, Vitamine D, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Geographic distribution, Solar radiation, Prostate, Mortality, Prostatic disease, Urinary system disease, Male genital diseases, Prevention, Ultraviolet radiation, Vitamin D, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0177971

    Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 199406.