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Title: Polymorphisms in DNA repair pathway genes, body mass index, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Authors: Chen Y,  Zheng T,  Lan Q,  Kim C,  Qin Q,  Foss F,  Chen X,  Holford T,  Leaderer B,  Boyle P,  Wang C,  Dai M,  Liu Z,  Ma S,  Chanock SJ,  Rothman N,  Zhang Y
Journal: Am J Hematol
Date: 2013 Jul
Branches: CGR, MEB, OD, OEEB
PubMed ID: 23619945
PMC ID: PMC3902049
Abstract: We conducted a population-based case-control study in Connecticut women to test the hypothesis that genetic variations in DNA repair pathway genes may modify the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Compared to those with BMI <25, women with BMI ≥25 had significantly increased risk of NHL among women who carried BRCA1 (rs799917) CT/TT, ERCC2 (rs13181) AA, XRCC1 (rs1799782) CC, and WRN (rs1801195) GG genotypes, but no increase in NHL risk among women who carried BRCA1 CC, ERCC2 AC/CC, XRCC1 CT/TT, and WRN GT/TT genotypes. A significant interaction with BMI was only observed for WRN (rs1801195; P = 0.004) for T-cell lymphoma and ERCC2 (rs13181; P = 0.002) for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The results suggest that common genetic variation in DNA repair pathway genes may modify the association between BMI and NHL risk.