Physical activity, body weight, and pancreatic cancer mortality

I. M. Lee, H. D. Sesso, Y. Oguma, R. S. Paffenbarger

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-683
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 10


  • Body weight
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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