Cholesterol and the risk of grade-specific prostate cancer incidence: evidence from two large prospective cohort studies with up to 37 years' follow up

@inproceedings{Shafique2011CholesterolAT,
  title={Cholesterol and the risk of grade-specific prostate cancer incidence: evidence from two large prospective cohort studies with up to 37 years' follow up},
  author={Kashif Shafique and Philip McLoone and Khaver N Qureshi and Hing Leung and Carole Hart and David Stewart Morrison},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2011}
}
High cholesterol may be a modifiable risk factor for prostate cancer but results have been inconsistent and subject to potential "reverse causality" where undetected disease modifies cholesterol prior to diagnosis. We conducted a prospective cohort study of 12,926 men who were enrolled in the Midspan studies between 1970 and 1976 and followed up to 31st December 2007. We used Cox-Proportional Hazards Models to evaluate the association between baseline plasma cholesterol and Gleason grade… CONTINUE READING
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