Obesity and all-cause mortality among black and white adults

Obesity and all-cause mortality among black and white adults

In recent pooled analyses among whites and Asians, mortality was shown to rise markedly with increasing body mass index (BMI; weight (kg)/height (m)(2)), but much…

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Serum adiponectin in relation to body mass index and other correlates in black and white women

Serum adiponectin in relation to body mass index and other correlates in black and white women

Adiponectin is a promising biomarker linking obesity and disease risk; however, limited data are available regarding adiponectin in black women among whom obesity is highly…

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Androgen deprivation therapy and cataract incidence among elderly prostate cancer patients in the United States

Androgen deprivation therapy and cataract incidence among elderly prostate cancer patients in the United States

PURPOSE: The side-effects associated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) include weight gain, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance. As cataracts have been linked to these metabolic abnormalities, an increased risk of cataract may…

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Hospitalisation for venous thromboembolism in cancer patients and the general population: a population-based cohort study in Denmark, 1997-2006

Hospitalisation for venous thromboembolism in cancer patients and the general population: a population-based cohort study in Denmark, 1997-2006

BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) frequently complicates cancer. Data on tumour-specific VTE predictors are limited, but may inform strategies to prevent thrombosis. METHODS: We computed incidence…

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A cohort mortality study among titanium dioxide manufacturing workers in the United States

A cohort mortality study among titanium dioxide manufacturing workers in the United States

Although titanium dioxide (TiO2) is generally regarded as a nontoxic mild pulmonary irritant, some laboratory studies have reported lung adenomas in rats exposed to high levels of…

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