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A meta-analysis of obesity and the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Abstract:

Smoking and diabetes are the only established risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Findings from recent studies suggest that obesity may also be associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, but several earlier studies were less conclusive. We examined this relationship in a meta-analysis of published data. Six case-control and eight cohort studies involving 6391 cases of pancreatic cancer were identified from a computer-based literature search from 1966 to 2003. The relative risk pe...

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10.1038/sj.bjc.6601140

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Unassigned
Role:
Author
Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
89
Issue:
3
Pages:
519-523
Publication date:
2003-08-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:becbd084-e21c-4de0-8a93-2024c04df1e2
Source identifiers:
264023
Local pid:
pubs:264023

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