Physical activity, anthropometric factors and risk of pancreatic cancer: results from the Canadian enhanced cancer surveillance system.

@article{Hanley2001PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity, anthropometric factors and risk of pancreatic cancer: results from the Canadian enhanced cancer surveillance system.},
  author={Anthony J. G. Hanley and Kenneth C. Johnson and Paul J Villeneuve and Y Mao},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={140-7}
}
To explore the hypothesis that insulin resistance may be an etiologic factor in pancreatic cancer, we assessed the pancreatic cancer risk associated with anthropometric factors and physical activity, both of which are important determinants of insulin sensitivity in humans. Three hundred and twelve patients with histologically confirmed pancreatic cancer were compared to 2,919 controls in a population-based, case-control study in 7 of the 10 Canadian provinces. Participants were asked to report… CONTINUE READING

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