Physical activity, body weight, and pancreatic cancer mortality

Br J Cancer. 2003 Mar 10;88(5):679-83. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6600782.

Abstract

In a study of 32 687 subjects with data on physical activity and body mass index (BMI) collected serially over time, we examined associations with pancreatic cancer mortality (n=212). Despite plausible biologic mechanisms, neither physical activity (multivariate relative risks for increasing levels: 1.00, 0.98, 0.92, and 1.31, respectively) nor BMI (corresponding findings: 1.00, 0.84, 1.08, and 0.99, respectively) significantly predicted pancreatic cancer mortality.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Weight*
  • Exercise*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / mortality*
  • United States / epidemiology