Prostate Cancer Scientific Abstracts - L. Dal Maso

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Journal: British Journal of Cancer

Pubmed ID: 16369708

Authors: Dal Maso L, Zucchetto A, La Vecchia C, Montella M, Conti E, Canzonieri V, Talamini R, Tavani A, Negri E, Garbeglio A, Franceschi S.

Title: Prostate cancer and body size at different ages: an Italian multicentre case-control study.
We investigated the influence of anthropometric measures at diagnosis and at different ages on prostate cancer risk using an Italian multicentre case-control study conducted between 1991 and 2002 of 1294 histologically confirmed cases and 1451 controls admitted to the same network of hospitals for acute non-neoplastic conditions. Height, weight, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio, lean body mass 1 year before diagnosis/interview were not significantly associated with risk. However, a positive association with high BMI at age 30 years was found (odds ratio=1.2 for BMI> or =24.7 vs <22.7) and: for less differentiated prostate cancer, with BMI 1 year before diagnosis/interview. This study supports possible relationships between high body mass in young adulthood, and a tendency to high weight throughout adult life, and the risk of prostate cancer.
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