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Adult-Attained Height and Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Cohort Study, Systematic Review, and Meta-Analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, March 2022
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Title
Adult-Attained Height and Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Cohort Study, Systematic Review, and Meta-Analysis
Published in
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, March 2022
DOI 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-21-0398
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Authors

Elinor Zhou, Lin Wang, Celina N. Santiago, Julie Nanavati, Samara Rifkin, Emma Spence, Linda M. Hylind, Joell J. Gills, Louis La Luna, David R. Kafonek, David M. Cromwell, Julia L. Drewes, Cynthia L. Sears, Francis M. Giardiello, Gerard E. Mullin

Abstract

The influence of anthropometric characteristics on colorectal neoplasia biology is unclear. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine if adult-attained height is independently associated with the risk of colorectal cancer or adenoma. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and Web of Science from inception to August 2020 for studies on the association between adult-attained height and colorectal cancer or adenoma. The original data from the Johns Hopkins Colon Biofilm study was also included. The overall hazard ratio/odds ratio of colorectal cancer/adenoma with increased height was estimated using random-effects meta-analysis. We included 47 observational studies involving 280,644 colorectal cancer and 14,139 colorectal adenoma cases. Thirty-three studies reported data for colorectal cancer incidence per 10-cm increase in height; 19 yielded a hazard ratio (HR) of 1.14 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.11 to 1.17, P<0.001), and 14 engendered an odds ratio (OR) of 1.09 (95% CI, 1.05 to 1.13, P<0.001). Twenty-six studies compared colorectal cancer incidence between individuals within the highest versus the lowest height percentile; 19 indicated an HR of 1.24 (95% CI, 1.19 to 1.30, P<0.001), and seven resulting in an OR of 1.07 (95% CI, 0.92 to 1.25, P=0.39). Four studies reported data for assessing colorectal adenoma incidence per 10-cm increase in height, showing an overall OR of 1.06 (95% CI, 1.00 to 1.12, P=0.03). Greater adult attained height is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and adenoma. Height should be considered as a risk factor for colorectal cancer screening.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 33%
Student > Master 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 67%
Unknown 1 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 618. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 June 2022.
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#26,067
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#12
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#1
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