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Visceral Obesity is Associated with Poor Prognosis in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

 Bun Kim  ;  Moon Jae Chung  ;  Se Woo Park  ;  Jeong Youp Park  ;  Seungmin Bang  ;  Seung Woo Park  ;  Si Young Song  ;  Jae Bock Chung 
 Nutrition and Cancer- an International Journal, Vol.68(2) : 201-207, 2016 
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 Nutrition and Cancer- an International Journal 
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Adenocarcinoma/mortality* ; Adenocarcinoma/pathology ; Aged ; Disease-Free Survival ; Female ; Humans ; Kaplan-Meier Estimate ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Obesity, Abdominal/complications* ; Pancreatic Neoplasms/mortality* ; Pancreatic Neoplasms/pathology ; Prognosis ; Retrospective Studies
An association between obesity and unfavorable outcomes for various types of malignancy has been established. Nevertheless, the impact of visceral obesity (VO) on outcomes in pancreatic cancer is still unknown and controversial. The aim of this study was to uncover an association between VO and pancreatic cancer outcomes. We retrospectively reviewed 499 patients with pancreatic cancer who were diagnosed and treated in Severance Hospital from January 2006 to December 2011. Compared to the low-VO group (n = 260), the high-VO group (n = 239) was mostly male (68.2% vs. 31.8%, P < 0.001) and was more likely to have current smoking status (29.7% vs. 17.7%, P < 0.001), current alcohol intake status (52.3% vs. 26.4%, P < 0.001) and diabetes mellitus (54.4% vs. 31.9%, P = 0.028). The progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were found to be significantly shorter by the Kaplan-Meier method in the high-VO group than in the low-VO group (PFS; P = 0.044, OS: P = 0.013). In addition, the higher percentage of visceral fat was correlated with more lymph node metastasis and shorter OS (P = 0.011 and P = 0.017, respectively). In patients with pancreatic cancer, VO at the time of diagnosis is associated with negative outcomes, such as shorter PFS and OS.
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박승우(Park, Seung Woo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8230-964X
박정엽(Park, Jeong Youp) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0110-8606
방승민(Bang, Seungmin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5209-8351
송시영(Song, Si Young) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1417-4314
정문재(Chung, Moon Jae) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5920-8549
정재복(Chung, Jae Bock)
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