Body mass index and risk of prostate cancer in U.S. health professionals.

@article{Giovannucci2003BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and risk of prostate cancer in U.S. health professionals.},
  author={E. Giovannucci and E. Rimm and Y. Liu and M. Leitzmann and Kana Wu and M. Stampfer and W. Willett},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2003},
  volume={95 16},
  pages={
          1240-4
        }
}
The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and prostate cancer risk may be complex because obesity is associated with various hormonal factors and because the influence of BMI may differ according to whether the cancers are hereditary or sporadic. We used data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, in which 2896 incident cases of prostate cancer were reported from February 1, 1986, through January 31, 2000, to determine prospectively whether BMI was associated with the risk of… Expand
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