Changing population characteristics, effect-measure modification, and cancer risk factor identification

@article{Slattery2007ChangingPC,
  title={Changing population characteristics, effect-measure modification, and cancer risk factor identification},
  author={Martha L. Slattery and Maureen A. Murtaugh and Charles Patrick Quesenberry and Bette Jane Caan and Sandra L. Edwards and Carol Sweeney},
  journal={Epidemiologic perspectives & innovations : EP+I},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
Epidemiologic studies have identified a number of lifestyle factors, e.g. diet, obesity, and use of certain medications, which affect risk of colon cancer. However, the magnitude and significance of risk factor-disease associations differ among studies. We propose that population trends of changing prevalence of risk factors explains some of the variability… CONTINUE READING