Lifetime occupational and recreational physical activity and risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Luigino Dal Maso, Antonella Zucchetto, Alessandra Tavani, Maurizio Montella, Valerio Ramazzotti, Jerry Polesel, Francesca Bravi, Renato Talamini, Carlo La Vecchia, Silvia Franceschi

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Abstract

To investigate the relation between occupational and recreational physical activity (PA) in different periods of life and the risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), we conducted a hospital-based, case-control study in Italy. The study included 1,369 histologically confirmed BPH and 1,451 controls, admitted to the same hospitals for acute, nonneoplastic diseases. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of BPH, according to lifetime PA, were obtained by unconditional multiple logistic regression models, including terms for age, study center and education. Compared to the lowest level of occupational PA, the multivariate ORs for BPH for the heavy/strenuous level were 0.6 (95% CI, 0.4-0.8) at age 15-19, 0.6 (95% CI, 0.4-0.8) at age 30-39 and 0.7 (95% CI, 0.5-0.9) at age 50-59. Moreover, compared to

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2632-2635
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cancer
Volume118
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2006

Keywords

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Case-control study
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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