The association of weight, body mass index and other anthropometric measurements with cancer was investigated in a cohort of 7,840 men, examined and interviewed from 1965-1968 in Hawaii.
After 23 years of follow-up, histologically confirmed incident cases of prostate (n=306), colon (n=289), lung (n=236), stomach (n=229) and rectal (n=108) cancer were identified.
Body weight was positively associated with prostate cancer.
This direct association was stronger for cases diagnosed 11 or more years after examination than for those diagnosed earlier.
A similar pattern was also present for the risk of colon cancer in association with weight and body mass index.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Facteur risque, Poids corporel, Indice masse corporelle, Anthropométrie, Epidémiologie, Japonais, Hawaï, Polynésie, Océanie, Etude longitudinale, Prospective, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Risk factor, Body weight, Body mass index, Anthropometry, Epidemiology, Japanese, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania, Follow up study, Prospective, Human
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Cote : 94-0462616
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.