Preterm birth, low birth weight, and risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma.

@article{Kaijser2005PretermBL,
  title={Preterm birth, low birth weight, and risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Magnus Kaijser and Olof Akre and Sven Cnattingius and Anders Ekbom},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={607-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Gastroesophageal reflux is common among preterm infants and those who are small for gestational age, and it is a strong risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. METHODS In a cohort of 3364 individuals born preterm and/or small for gestational age between 1925 and 1949, we assessed the long-term risk for esophageal cancer. RESULTS The standardized incidence rate ratio for esophageal adenocarcinoma was increased more than 7-fold in the cohort (standardized incidence… CONTINUE READING
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