publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Metabolic Syndrome and Risk of Cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

K. Esposito; P. Chiodini; A. Colao; A. Lenzi; D. Giugliano;
  • Published: 23 Oct 2012
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association
  • Country: Italy
OBJECTIVE Available evidence supports the emerging hypothesis that metabolic syndrome may be associated with the risk of some common cancers. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between metabolic syndrome and risk of cancer at different sites. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted an electronic search for articles published through October 2011 without restrictions and by reviewing reference lists from retrieved articles. Every included study was to report risk estimates with 95% CIs for the association between metabolic syndrome and cancer. RESULTS We analyzed 116 datasets from 43 articles, including 38,940 cases of cancer....
free text keywords: Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Metabolic syndrome, medicine.disease, Colorectal cancer, Cancer, Cohort study, Prostate cancer, Meta-analysis, Liver cancer, Relative risk, business.industry, business, Internal medicine
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