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Metabolic syndrome and the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Metabolic syndrome, metabolic components, and their relation to the risk of pancreatic cancer Authors: Park SK, Oh CM, Kim MH, Ha E, Choi YS, Ryoo JH BACKGROUND: Components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), such as elevated fasting glucose levels and abdominal obesity, have been suggested as potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer. However, data are still insufficient to assure the influence of MetS on incident pancreatic cancer. The objective of the current study was to investigate the association between MetS, metabolic components, and the risk of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: In the Korea National Health Information Database, 223,138 individuals who were without pancreatic cancer in 20

Cardiovascular disease and exposure to ultrafine particles outdoors at an airport

Cardiovascular disease and long-term occupational exposure to ultrafine particles: A cohort study of airport workers Authors: PMøller KL, Brauer C, Mikkelsen S, Bonde JP, Loft S, Helweg-Larsen K, Thygesen LC AIM: To investigate if ischemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebrovascular disease is associated with long-term occupational exposure to ultrafine particles (UFP) outdoors at an airport. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a register-based follow-up study based on a cohort comprising an exposed group of 6515 men employed in unskilled work at Copenhagen Airport and a reference group of 61,617 men in unskilled work in other firms in greater Copenhagen during 1990-2012. The exposure was assessed from


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