Whats New (Jan–June 2012)

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Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2012,1,1,67-68.
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Published:July 2012
Type:Editorial

Whats New (Jan–June 2012)

Subhankar Chakraborty, M.D., Ph.D.,

Department of Internal Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha. NE. USA.

Abstract:

ONCOLOGY

Elevated blood pressure linked to increased risk of cancer

Scientists from Sweden, Austria, Norway, Germany and London using data present in the Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer Project database- a repository of information collected as part of health examinations between 1972–2005, have found that elevated mid-blood pressure [(systolic BP+ diastolic BP)/2] was associated with a significantly higher overall risk of cancer in men (hazard ratio [HR] 1.07 per 10 mm Hg increase in mid-blood pressure, 95% CI 1.04–1.09) but not in women. Nearly 578,000 individuals were included in this cohort with the number of men and women roughly equal (50.1% men and 49.9% women). Read more . . . 

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