Metabolic factors and the risk of colorectal cancer in 580,000 men and women in the metabolic syndrome and cancer project (Me-Can) (pages 2398–2407)
Tanja Stocks, Annekatrin Lukanova, Tone Bjørge, Hanno Ulmer, Jonas Manjer, Martin Almquist, Hans Concin, Anders Engeland, Göran Hallmans, Gabriele Nagel, Steinar Tretli, Marit B. Veierød, Håkan Jonsson, Pär Stattin and for the Metabolic Syndrome Cancer Project (Me-Can) Group
Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25772
Factors in the metabolic syndrome have been related to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the association has not been assessed in detail. In this large, prospective study, the authors observed that a high score of metabolic factors combined, and some factors alone, were related to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, but there was no interaction between the metabolic factors and risk.