Body mass index and incidence of localized and advanced prostate cancer--a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies.

@article{Discacciati2012BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and incidence of localized and advanced prostate cancer--a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies.},
  author={Andrea Discacciati and Nicola Orsini and Alicja Wolk},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={1665-71}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between obesity and risk of prostate cancer (PCa) is unclear; however, etiologic heterogeneity by subtype of PCa (localized, advanced) related to obesity was suggested. Therefore, we conducted a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and risk of localized and advanced PCa. MATERIALS AND METHODS Relevant prospective studies were identified by a search of Medline and Embase databases to 03 October… CONTINUE READING