Cancer in the Sami population of Sweden in relation to lifestyle and genetic factors

  title={Cancer in the Sami population of Sweden in relation to lifestyle and genetic factors},
  author={Sven Hassler and Per Sj{\"o}lander and Henrik Gr{\"o}nberg and Robert Johansson and L. A. Damber},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
The reindeer herding Sami of Sweden have low incidences of cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the cancer risk in a large cohort of Swedish Sami, containing Sami with different lifestyle and genetic Sami heritage. A cohort of 41,721 Sami identified in official national registers between 1960 and 1997, was divided into two sub-populations - reindeer herding Sami (RS) and non-reindeer herding Sami (NRS). A demographically matched non-Sami reference population (NS) was used as… CONTINUE READING

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