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Body weight and physical activity as predictors of colorectal cancer risk.
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PMID:  2300499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The associations between colorectal cancer and body weight (expressed as body mass index) and between colorectal cancer and physical activity were examined in 715 histologically confirmed cases of colorectal adenocarcinoma and 727 age- and sex-matched controls. The data were obtained from a large, population-based study, The Melbourne Colorectal Cancer Study, which was conducted in Melbourne, Australia. There was a statistically significant increase in the risk of rectal cancer but not of colon cancer in overweight and obese males but not in females. This association for males remained statistically significant after adjustment was made for dietary risk factors previously established for this study (Nutr Cancer 9, 21-42, 1987), with the exception of sodium intake, which produced a downward modification of the relative risk close to unity. The increased risk of rectal cancer in overweight and obese males was modified by beer intake, which was previously found to be a risk for rectal cancer in males in this study. Various levels of physical activity were not statistically significantly associated with the risk of colorectal cancer in either males or females. Also, the colorectal cancer risks associated with the body mass index were not significantly altered by adjustment for the physical activity level.
G A Kune; S Kune; L F Watson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition and cancer     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0163-5581     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Cancer     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-27     Completed Date:  1990-02-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905040     Medline TA:  Nutr Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Body Mass Index*
Colonic Neoplasms / etiology
Colorectal Neoplasms / etiology*
Middle Aged
Rectal Neoplasms / etiology
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors

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