Body mass index and risk of head and neck cancer in a pooled analysis of case-control studies in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) Consortium.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International journal of epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 4, p.1091-102 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Alcohol Drinking, Body Mass Index, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Child, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Overweight, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Smoking, Thinness, United States, Young Adult

Abstract:

Head and neck cancer (HNC) risk is elevated among lean people and reduced among overweight or obese people in some studies; however, it is unknown whether these associations differ for certain subgroups or are influenced by residual confounding from the effects of alcohol and tobacco use or by other sources of biases.