Diabetes mellitus and prostate cancer risk.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The Prostate, Volume 68, Issue 10, p.1126-32 (2008)


2008, 258, Adult, Aged, Case-Control Studies, Diabetes Mellitus, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Prostatic Neoplasms, Risk Factors, SEER Program, Severity of Illness Index, Washington


Epidemiological evidence suggests that diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with a decrease in risk for prostate cancer (PCa). The objective of this study was to examine the association between PCa risk and several characteristics of DM (duration, age at diagnosis, treatment) in data from two population-based, case-control studies of PCa.