The metabolic syndrome and risk of prostate cancer in Italy.

  title={The metabolic syndrome and risk of prostate cancer in Italy.},
  author={Claudio Pelucchi and Diego Serraino and Eva Negri and Maurizio Montella and Cinzia Dellanoce and Renato Talamini and Carlo La La Vecchia},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={21 11},
PURPOSE To provide information on the role of the metabolic syndrome on prostate cancer risk. METHODS We examined data from a multicentric Italian case-control study. Cases were 1294 patients with incident, histologically confirmed prostate cancer. Controls were 1451 men hospitalized with acute, non-neoplastic conditions. All subjects were younger than 75 years. The metabolic syndrome was defined according to selected indicators of abdominal obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and… CONTINUE READING
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