TITLE

Body Mass Index and Risk, Age of Onset, and Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Morris, Jeffrey S.; Hassan, Manal M.; Day, S. Sue; Bondy, Melissa I.; Abbruzzese, James L.; Donghui Li; Jun Liu
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/24/2009, Vol. 301 Issue 24, p2553
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study which determined the association between body mass index (BMI) over a lifetime and pancreatic cancer risk, age at onset and overall patient survival. Height and body weight histories were collected through personal interviews in 841 patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and 754 healthy individuals. The associations were examined using unconditional logistic regression, linear regression and Cox proportional hazard regression models. An increased risk was found on individuals who were overweight or obese from the ages 14 to 39 years. A strong association was also found in men by mean BMI from the ages 14 to 59 years than in women and in smokers than nonsmokers.
ACCESSION #
42210389

 

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