Navigation Links
University of Hawaii at Manoa CRCH scientists report adulthood body size associated with cancer risk
Date:9/11/2009

A team of scientists led by researcher Brenda Hernandez, Ph.D., M.P.H.an assistant professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Cancer Research Center of Hawai'ihas reported that body mass in younger and older adulthood, and weight gain between these life periods, may influence a man's risk for prostate cancer. This risk varies among different ethnic groups, according to findings reported in a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Dr. Hernandez and colleagues studied the relationship in a multiethnic population consisting of blacks, Japanese, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and whites, and compared differences among age groups using the Multiethnic Cohort, a longitudinal study of men 45-75 years of age established in Hawai'i and California from 1993-1996. Of the 83,879 men who participated in the study, 5,554 developed prostate cancer. Overall, men who were overweight or obese by age 21 had a decreased risk of localized and low-grade prostate cancer, according to Dr. Hernandez.

Their results suggested that being overweight in older adulthood was associated with increased prostate cancer risk among white and Native Hawaiian men, but a decreased risk among Japanese men. While excessive weight gain between younger and older adulthood was observed to increase the risk of advanced and high-grade prostate cancers in white men and increase the risk of localized and low-grade disease in black men, it appeared to decrease the risk of localized prostate cancer in Japanese men.

Dr. Hernandez said, "The relationship of certain characteristics, such as body size, with cancer risk may vary across ethnic groups due to the combined influence of both genes and lifestyle."

Obesity is a known risk factor in other common cancers, including colorectal cancer and breast cancer in post-menopausal women. However, the relationship between body size and prostate cancer
'/>"/>

Contact: Sharon Shigemasa
sharon@crch.hawaii.edu
808-586-3011
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. University of Iowa professor identifies new eating disorder
2. University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Complete System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
3. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
4. Tulane University to receive $14M for international HIV/AIDS program
5. University of Nevada School of Medicine Professor Confirms Accuracy Through Validation Study Using the CSI Health Station Model 6K
6. Boston University School of Medicine researcher recipient of Memory Ride Grant
7. Loma Linda University Medical Center Selects Beryl to Manage Call Center Interactions for Womens Services Programs and Departments
8. Medina General Hospital and University Hospitals Agree to Pursue Affiliation
9. J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized as First Hospital to Achieve Distinction for Providing an Outstanding Inpatient Experience in All Four Service Areas
10. The First Incisionless Transoral Fundoplication for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux is Performed in the U.S. at Ohio State University and Oregon Health & Science University Medical Centers
11. George Mason University professor receives $2.6 million NIH grant to study Alzheimers disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2014)... July 26, 2014 According to the ... this is a comprehensive bodybuilding program that helps men ... anabolic steroids . The program also instructs men ... cardio. , Vkool reveals in its review that ... that can help men get ripped and jacked at ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... As the category creator and world leader ... Xoçai is to transform and improve individual ... products. One such unique element is XoVita™, a ... blueberries, an ingredient combination exclusive to Xoçai. This ... all of Xoçai products and provides a wide-ranging ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland, a legal claims ... people who have suffered from a variety of ... their new company, and a website, http://www.PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland.com ... website explained, http://www.personalinjurysolicitorsireland.com/personal-injury-claims , the law firm ... the company is always on the client, and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... In recent years, men have become more aware ... symptoms associated with age-related testosterone decline. Amid concerns about testosterone ... case study from Renew Man helps to shed ... using bioidentical hormones. , The case study centers around a ... himself beginning to feel the effects of age-related hormonal decline. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 A federal judge ... in two DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits ( http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/ ... the claims to go before a jury on September ... rendered on July 18th, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade ... two Plaintiffs’ claims may proceed to trial against Johnson ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Metabolic Enhancement Training Review Exposes Scott Abel's Program for Bodybuilding – Vkool.com 2Health News:Metabolic Enhancement Training Review Exposes Scott Abel's Program for Bodybuilding – Vkool.com 3Health News:Xocai-Asia Japanese Distributors in Hachioji, Japan Sanction Local Single-Source-Chocolate Investigative Report: MXI-Corp-Asia Discloses Direct-Sales Compensation Plan 2Health News:Xocai-Asia Japanese Distributors in Hachioji, Japan Sanction Local Single-Source-Chocolate Investigative Report: MXI-Corp-Asia Discloses Direct-Sales Compensation Plan 3Health News:Xocai-Asia Japanese Distributors in Hachioji, Japan Sanction Local Single-Source-Chocolate Investigative Report: MXI-Corp-Asia Discloses Direct-Sales Compensation Plan 4Health News:PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland.com Announces the Launch of their New Company and Website 2Health News:New Case Study Highlights Effectiveness of Testosterone Therapy in Fighting Weight Gain and Fatigue 2Health News:New Case Study Highlights Effectiveness of Testosterone Therapy in Fighting Weight Gain and Fatigue 3Health News:First Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Headed for Trial, As Judge Denies Defense Motions For Dismissal, Summary Judgment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:First Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Headed for Trial, As Judge Denies Defense Motions For Dismissal, Summary Judgment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:First Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Headed for Trial, As Judge Denies Defense Motions For Dismissal, Summary Judgment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... NEW YORK, March 25 As Americans get ... it,s important for men with type 2,diabetes to ... low testosterone than,non-diabetic men., Listen to this ... Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics ...
... In a ceremony,attended by Ohio,s physician leaders, ... of the most sweeping physician-insurance industry,contract reform bills ... law, which will take effect in ninety days, ... the contracting process,fairness in contracting, and a standardized ...
... of a prevention effort , , TUESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay ... to prevent cancer can often be overstated in certain ... a new report claims. , The review, published in ... of the National Cancer Institute , suggests that some ...
... A new study reviewing 75 group-randomized cancer trials over ... those studies used appropriate statistical methods to analyze the ... reported that interventions to prevent disease or reduce cancer ... have been. , More than a third of the ...
... NEW YORK, March 25 North American Insurance,Leaders, Inc. ... of a majority,of the common stock of NAO entitled ... voted against the proposal to consummate a business,combination, as ... Since NAO will not be able to complete ...
... China, March 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Medicine,Corporation ... "the Company"),a leading developer and distributor of ... medicines (TCM), nutritional and,dietary supplements, medical devices, ... conduct a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Governor Strickland Signs House Bill 125 Into Law 2Health News:Some Cancer Trials Overstate Findings, Analysis Claims 2Health News:Some Cancer Trials Overstate Findings, Analysis Claims 3Health News:Review of group-based cancer trials reveals flaws in studies' design and analysis 2Health News:Review of group-based cancer trials reveals flaws in studies' design and analysis 3Health News:China Medicine Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results 2Health News:China Medicine Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results 3
(Date:7/24/2014)... MADISON, Wis. , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... provides specialty and compounded pharmaceuticals, announced that it ... sensitivity information unique to each individual based upon ... now possible by understanding the interaction between a ... "We,re very excited to provide this ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , Germany , and ... -- , Exclusive global license ... for SF3B1 mutations, including next-generation sequencing (NGS) gene panels, ... to be targeted by new test, indicate favorable prognosis ... syndromes  QIAGEN sees potential for developing companion ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ), a medical ... financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended June ... Revenues of $47.5 million, up 10% over last year,s ... 50% over last year,s comparable quarter. Revenues ... up 20% over last year,s comparable quarter. , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Restore Health Launches Pharmacogenetic Testing, Enhancing Its Suite of Personalized Medicine Goods and Services 2Restore Health Launches Pharmacogenetic Testing, Enhancing Its Suite of Personalized Medicine Goods and Services 3QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 2QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 3QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 4QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 5Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 2Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 3Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 4Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 5Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 6Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 7Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 8Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 9Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 10Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 11
... EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany , ... for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for Cladribine Tablets as a ... , , ... Review designation by the FDA, which means the review period for the ...
... , SHANGHAI , July ... WX ) today announced that RiskMetrics Group,s ISS Proxy Advisory ... has recommended that WuXi shareholders vote FOR Charles River,s proposed,acquisition ... Proxy,Governance, previously recommended that WuXi shareholders vote FOR the,transaction. , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 2EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 3EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 4EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 5ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 2ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 3ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 4ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 5
The Volk 30D is designed to provide the practitioner a wide field of view with a short working distance. This lens is excellent for use with small pupils....
Provides exceptional resolution and fundus scanning capability. Excellent for small pupil diagnosis and treatment....
... The Macula Plus® ... detailed observation of the ... macula. Use it with ... for detecting choroidal neovascular ...
... Iris Diagnostics iQ200 Sprint Automated Urine Microscopy ... to the iQ200 Series. The analyzer uses ... to classify urine particles into 12 categories ... eliminates most technologist time used to prepare ...
Medicine Products: