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Overweight, obesity, and mortality in a large prospective cohort of persons 50 to 71 years old.
BACKGROUND Obesity, defined by a body-mass index (BMI) (the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) of 30.0 or more, is associated with an increased risk of death, but the… Expand
A Prospective Study of Red and Processed Meat Intake in Relation to Cancer Risk
- A. Cross, M. Leitzmann, M. Gail, A. Hollenbeck, A. Schatzkin, R. Sinha
- PLoS medicine
- 1 December 2007
Background Red meat and processed meat have been associated with carcinogenesis at several anatomic sites, but no prospective study has examined meat intake in relation to a range of malignancies. We… Expand
Physical activity and television watching in relation to risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in men.
- F. Hu, M. Leitzmann, M. Stampfer, G. Colditz, W. Willett, E. Rimm
- Archives of internal medicine
- 25 June 2001
BACKGROUND Television (TV) watching, a major sedentary behavior in the United States, has been associated with obesity. We hypothesized that prolonged TV watching may increase risk for type 2… Expand
Exercise type and intensity in relation to coronary heart disease in men.
CONTEXT Studies have shown an inverse relationship between exercise and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), but data on type and intensity are sparse. OBJECTIVE To assess the amount, type, and… Expand
Mediterranean dietary pattern and prediction of all-cause mortality in a US population: results from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.
BACKGROUND The Mediterranean diet has been suggested to play a beneficial role for health and longevity. However, to our knowledge, no prospective US study has investigated the Mediterranean dietary… Expand
Statin drugs and risk of advanced prostate cancer.
- E. Platz, M. Leitzmann, +4 authors E. Giovannucci
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute
- 20 December 2006
BACKGROUND Statins are commonly used cholesterol-lowering drugs that have proapoptotic and antimetastatic activities that could affect cancer risk or progression. Results from previous epidemiologic… Expand
Folate intake, alcohol use, and postmenopausal breast cancer risk in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial.
- R. Stolzenberg-Solomon, S. Chang, +5 authors R. Ziegler
- The American journal of clinical nutrition
- 1 April 2006
BACKGROUND Several epidemiologic studies suggest that higher folate intakes are associated with lower breast cancer risk, particularly in women with moderate alcohol consumption. OBJECTIVE We… Expand
Manganese superoxide dismutase polymorphism, prediagnostic antioxidant status, and risk of clinical significant prostate cancer.
Oxidative stress may enhance prostatic carcinogenesis. A polymorphism [valine (V) --> alanine (A)] of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), the primary antioxidant enzyme in mitochondria, has been… Expand
Meat intake and mortality: a prospective study of over half a million people.
- R. Sinha, A. Cross, B. Graubard, M. Leitzmann, A. Schatzkin
- Archives of internal medicine
- 23 March 2009
BACKGROUND High intakes of red or processed meat may increase the risk of mortality. Our objective was to determine the relations of red, white, and processed meat intakes to risk for total and… Expand
Association between physical activity and mortality among breast cancer and colorectal cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Physical activity improves physical function during and after cancer treatment, but whether physical activity imparts survival benefit remains uncertain. DESIGN Using prospective studies… Expand