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Obesity is associated with diverse health risks, but the role of body weight (BMI) as a risk factor for all and site-specific cancers remains controversial and risks for cancer associated with obesity have not been well-characterized in Asians. Body weight and risk for cancer were examined in a 14-year prospective cohort study of 1,213,829 Koreans aged(More)
The authors explored the association of cigarette smoking with tuberculosis incidence, recurrence, and mortality. A 14-year prospective cohort study (1992-2006) was carried out in 1,294,504 South Koreans. Participants were grouped by smoking history, and the authors assessed tuberculosis incidence, mortality, and recurrence risk for each group. Unadjusted(More)
BACKGROUND A diagnosis of diabetes has been shown to be a risk factor for suicide in selected studies. The link between blood glucose and future suicide has yet to be examined. AIM To examine if diabetes and blood glucose level are associated with a raised risk of suicide. Methods The Korean Cancer Prevention Study is a cohort of 1,329,525 individuals(More)
AIMS A potential role for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in the aetiology of suicide has not been comprehensively examined. In addition to being small in scale and poorly characterized, existing studies very rarely sample Asian populations in whom risk factor-suicide relationships may plausibly differ to Caucasian groups. We examined the(More)
BACKGROUND Although many epidemiological studies have suggested that a decreased level of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) is a risk factor for heart disease; this relationship remains uncertain in relation to triglycerides (TG). This study examined the effects of serum TG and HDL-C on the incidence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in Korean men.(More)
PURPOSE Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Korea. The objective of the present study was to develop an individualized risk prediction model for lung cancer in Korean men using population-based cohort data. METHODS From a population-based cohort study of 1,324,804 Korean men free of cancer at baseline, the individualized absolute risk of(More)
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