Obesity, lifestyle factors, and risk of myelodysplastic syndromes in a large US cohort.

@article{Ma2009ObesityLF,
  title={Obesity, lifestyle factors, and risk of myelodysplastic syndromes in a large US cohort.},
  author={Xiaomei Ma and Unhee Lim and Yikyung Park and Susan Taylor Mayne and Rong Wang and Patricia A Hartge and Albert R. Hollenbeck and Arthur S Schatzkin},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={169 12},
  pages={1492-9}
}
The etiology of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is not well understood. The authors examined the relations of obesity and lifestyle factors to MDS in a cohort of 471,799 persons aged 50-71 years who were recruited into the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, a large US prospective study, in 1995-1996. Incident MDS was diagnosed in 193 persons during 2001-2003. A significant positive association was observed between body mass index (BMI; weight (kg)/height (m)(2)) at… CONTINUE READING
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