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Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity With Risk of 26 Types of Cancer in 1.44 Million Adults

Overview of attention for article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, June 2016
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Title
Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity With Risk of 26 Types of Cancer in 1.44 Million Adults
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JAMA Internal Medicine, June 2016
DOI 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1548
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Steven C. Moore, I-Min Lee, Elisabete Weiderpass, Peter T. Campbell, Joshua N. Sampson, Cari M. Kitahara, Sarah K. Keadle, Hannah Arem, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, Patricia Hartge, Hans-Olov Adami, Cindy K. Blair, Kristin B. Borch, Eric Boyd, David P. Check, Agnès Fournier, Neal D. Freedman, Marc Gunter, Mattias Johannson, Kay-Tee Khaw, Martha S. Linet, Nicola Orsini, Yikyung Park, Elio Riboli, Kim Robien, Catherine Schairer, Howard Sesso, Michael Spriggs, Roy Van Dusen, Alicja Wolk, Charles E. Matthews, Alpa V. Patel

Abstract

Leisure-time physical activity has been associated with lower risk of heart-disease and all-cause mortality, but its association with risk of cancer is not well understood. To determine the association of leisure-time physical activity with incidence of common types of cancer and whether associations vary by body size and/or smoking. We pooled data from 12 prospective US and European cohorts with self-reported physical activity (baseline 1987-2004). We used multivariable Cox regression to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals for associations of leisure-time physical activity with incidence of 26 types of cancer. Leisure-time physical activity levels were modeled as cohort-specific percentiles on a continuous basis and cohort-specific results were synthesized by random-effects meta-analysis. Hazard ratios for high vs low levels of activity are based on a comparison of risk at the 90th vs 10th percentiles of activity. The data analysis was performed from January 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015. Leisure-time physical activity of a moderate to vigorous intensity. Incident cancer during follow-up. A total of 1.44 million participants (median [range] age, 59 [19-98] years; 57% female) and 186 932 cancers were included. High vs low levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with lower risks of 13 cancers: esophageal adenocarcinoma (HR 0.58, 95% CI 0.37-0.89), liver (HR 0.73, 95% CI 0.55-0.98), lung (HR 0.74, 95% CI 0.71-0.77), kidney (HR 0.77, 95% CI 0.70-0.85), gastric cardia (HR 0.78, 95% CI 0.64-0.95), endometrial (HR 0.79, 95% CI 0.68-0.92), myeloid leukemia (HR 0.80, 95% CI 0.70-0.92), myeloma (HR 0.83, 95% CI 0.72-0.95), colon (HR 0.84, 95% CI 0.77-0.91), head and neck (HR 0.85, 95% CI 0.78-0.93), rectal (HR 0.87, 95% CI 0.80-0.95), bladder (HR 0.87, 95% CI 0.82-0.92), and breast (HR 0.90, 95% CI 0.87-0.93). Body mass index adjustment modestly attenuated associations for several cancers, but 10 of 13 inverse associations remained statistically significant after this adjustment. Leisure-time physical activity was associated with higher risks of malignant melanoma (HR 1.27, 95% CI 1.16-1.40) and prostate cancer (HR 1.05, 95% CI 1.03-1.08). Associations were generally similar between overweight/obese and normal-weight individuals. Smoking status modified the association for lung cancer but not other smoking-related cancers. Leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks of many cancer types. Health care professionals counseling inactive adults should emphasize that most of these associations were evident regardless of body size or smoking history, supporting broad generalizability of findings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 455 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 77 16%
Student > Bachelor 75 16%
Researcher 72 15%
Student > Master 62 13%
Other 42 9%
Other 143 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 214 45%
Unspecified 73 15%
Sports and Recreations 38 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 6%
Other 83 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2133. 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 16 December 2018.
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