The metabolic syndrome and risk of incident colorectal cancer.

  title={The metabolic syndrome and risk of incident colorectal cancer.},
  author={Rehana L. Ahmed and Kathryn H. Schmitz and Kristin E. Anderson and Wayne D. Rosamond and Aaron R Folsom},
  volume={107 1},
BACKGROUND The authors tested the hypothesis that the metabolic syndrome (> or =3 of the following components: high blood pressure, increased waist circumference, hypertriglyceridemia, low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or diabetes/hyperglycemia) is a risk factor for colorectal cancer. METHODS Data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) multicenter prospective cohort study were used. Metabolic syndrome components and other risk factors were collected during 1987… CONTINUE READING
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