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Doctors Study Age & Birth Cohort Effects in Colorectal Neoplasms

June 11, 2010

Prevalence of advanced colorectal neoplasms increases with age and is higher among men than women. Cross-sectional analyses estimated that men reach an equivalent prevalence at a much younger age than women. However, cross-sectional estimates may be confounded by birth cohort effects. In this population, strong cohort effects reduced age gradients in advanced colorectal neoplasms and inflated risk-advancement periods for men compared with women, according to study results in Annals of Internal Medicine. However, major risk advancement persisted, even after birth cohort effects were controlled for.

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