Mendelian randomization study of height and risk of colorectal cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International journal of epidemiology, Volume 44, Issue 2, p.662-72 (2015)

Keywords:

Epidemiology Core Facility, Specialized Pathology Core Facility, Specimen Processing Core Facility

Abstract:

For men and women, taller height is associated with increased risk of all cancers combined. For colorectal cancer (CRC), it is unclear whether the differential association of height by sex is real or is due to confounding or bias inherent in observational studies. We performed a Mendelian randomization study to examine the association between height and CRC risk.