Obesity, adipokines, and prostate cancer in a prospective population-based study.

@article{Baillargeon2006ObesityAA,
  title={Obesity, adipokines, and prostate cancer in a prospective population-based study.},
  author={Jacques Baillargeon and Elizabeth A. Platz and David P. Rose and Brad H Pollock and Donna P. Ankerst and Steven J Haffner and Betsy A Higgins and Anna E. Lokshin and Dean A. Troyer and J. Vergara Hern{\'a}ndez and Steve Lynch and Robin J. Leach and Ian M. Thompson},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={1331-5}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this investigation was to examine the association of obesity and the adipokines leptin, adiponectin, and interleukin-6 (IL-6) with prostate cancer risk and aggressiveness. METHODS One hundred twenty-five incident prostate cancer cases and 125 age-matched controls were sampled from among participants in the original San Antonio Center for Biomarkers of Risk of Prostate Cancer cohort study. The odds ratios (OR) of prostate cancer and high-grade disease (Gleason sum >7… CONTINUE READING

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