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      Body mass index trajectories and prostate cancer risk: Results from the EPICAP study

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          Elevated body mass index (BMI) has been inconsistently associated with prostate cancer occurrence but it has been suggested that life course adulthood obesity may be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. However, few studies have investigated lifetime BMI and prostate cancer risk. We analyzed life course BMI trajectories on prostate cancer risk based on data from the Epidemiological study of Prostate Cancer (EPICAP). We included in our analyses 781 incident prostate cancer cases and 829 controls frequency matched by age. Participants were asked about their weight every decade from age 20 to two years before reference date. BMI trajectories were determined using group‐based trajectory modeling to identify groups of men with similar patterns of BMI changes. We identified five BMI trajectories groups. Men with a normal BMI at age 20 developing overweight or obesity during adulthood were at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer compared to men who maintained a normal BMI. Our results suggest that BMI trajectories resulting in overweight or obesity during adulthood are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, particularly in never smokers, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a healthy BMI throughout adulthood.


          The influence of body weight during lifetime on PCa risk remains largely ununderstood and has been poorly investigated. Our findings suggest that elevated BMI during adulthood resulting in overweight or obesity is associated with an increased risk of aggressive PCa, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a healthy BMI throughout adulthood.

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              The relationship between obesity and risk of prostate cancer (PCa) is unclear; however, etiologic heterogeneity by subtype of PCa (localized, advanced) related to obesity was suggested. Therefore, we conducted a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and risk of localized and advanced PCa. Relevant prospective studies were identified by a search of Medline and Embase databases to 03 October 2011. Twelve studies on localized PCa (1,033,009 men, 19,130 cases) and 13 on advanced PCa (1,080,790 men, 7067 cases) were identified. We carried out a dose-response meta-analysis using random-effects model. For localized PCa, we observed an inverse linear relationship with BMI [Ptrend<0.001, relative risk (RR): 0.94 (95% confidence interval, 95% CI, 0.91-0.97) for every 5 kg/m2 increase]; there was no evidence of heterogeneity (Pheterogeneity=0.27). For advanced PCa, we observed a linear direct relationship with BMI (Ptrend=0.001, RR: 1.09 (95% CI 1.02-1.16) for every 5 kg/m2 increase); there was weak evidence of heterogeneity (Pheterogeneity=0.08). Omitting one study that contributed substantially to the heterogeneity yielded a pooled RR of 1.07 (95% CI 1.01-1.13) for every 5 kg/m2 increase (Pheterogeneity=0.26). The quantitative summary of the accumulated evidence indicates that obesity may have a dual effect on PCa-a decreased risk for localized PCa and an increased risk for advanced PCa.

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                Cancer Med
                Cancer Med
                Cancer Medicine
                John Wiley and Sons Inc. (Hoboken )
                08 July 2020
                September 2020
                : 9
                : 17 ( doiID: 10.1002/cam4.v9.17 )
                : 6421-6429
                [ 1 ] Université Paris‐Saclay UVSQ Inserm CESP Villejuif France
                [ 2 ] Service Urologie Clinique Beau Soleil Montpellier France
                [ 3 ] Labosud Institut médical d’Analyse Génomique‐Imagenome Montpellier France
                [ 4 ] Registre des tumeurs de l'Hérault Montpellier France
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                [* ] Correspondence

                Florence Menegaux, INSERM U1018‐CESP, Team Exposome, Heredity, Cancer and Health, 16 av. Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94807 Villejuif Cedex, France.

                Email: florence.menegaux@ 123456inserm.fr

                © 2020 The Authors. Cancer Medicine published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

                This is an open access article under the terms of the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                Figures: 1, Tables: 3, Pages: 9, Words: 6335
                Funded by: Ligue nationale contre le cancer
                Funded by: Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l'Alimentation, de l'Environnement et du Travail
                Funded by: Fondation de France , open-funder-registry 10.13039/501100004431;
                Funded by: Ligue départementale du Val de Marne
                Original Research
                Cancer Prevention
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                Oncology & Radiotherapy

                body mass index, obesity, prostate cancer, trajectory, weight gain


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