Exposures early in life seem to play an important role in the development of gastric cancer, but their nature is not well understood.
In a population-based case-control study, we examined weight, height and body-mass index (BMI) at the age of 20 as well as indices of socioeconomic conditions.
Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 338 of 456 eligible histologically confirmed gastric cancer patients and 679 of 880 eligible control subjects, sampled from population registers and frequency matched by age and gender.
Gastric cancer risk was negatively associated with height.
Risk was positively associated with weight at age 20 in both sexes.
The highest BMI-quartile was associated with an increased risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Estomac, Facteur risque, Taille corporelle, Poids corporel, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Homme, Estomac pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Enfance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Stomach, Risk factor, Body size, Body weight, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Human, Gastric disease, Digestive diseases
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