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Ann Epidemiol. 1997 Oct;7(7):486-9.

Blood pressure and heart rate: no evidence for a positive association with prostate cancer.

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Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study aimed to determine whether blood pressure and heart rate are correlated with the development of prostate cancer.

METHODS:

A total of 58,704 men whose blood pressure, heart rate, and other characteristics were measured at multiphasic checkups were followed for < or = 30 years. The incidence of, and mortality from, prostate cancer were measured. There were 2297 cases and 464 deaths.

RESULTS:

No evidence of a positive association of blood pressure or heart rate with subsequent prostate cancer was found.

CONCLUSIONS:

Data from this large population lend no support for concerns that higher levels of blood pressure or heart rate are linked to increased risk of prostate cancer.

PMID:
9349916
DOI:
10.1016/s1047-2797(97)00083-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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