Metabolic syndrome and incidence of liver and breast cancers in Japan.

  title={Metabolic syndrome and incidence of liver and breast cancers in Japan.},
  author={Yoneatsu Osaki and Shin-ichi Taniguchi and Aya Tahara and Mikizo Okamoto and Takuji Kishimoto},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology},
  volume={36 2},
AIM OF THE STUDY To clarify the relationship between the presence of metabolic syndrome and the incidence of cancer in a general Japanese population. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted among 8329 male and 15,386 female subjects between 1992 and 2000. The analysis used five definitions of metabolic syndrome. The information on the site-specific cancer was obtained from the population-based cancer registry. A Cox proportional hazard model was adapted for the statistical analyses… CONTINUE READING
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