Publications by authors named "Michael Leitzmann"

100Publications

Body mass index and waist circumference in relation to the risk of 26 types of cancer: a prospective cohort study of 3.5 million adults in Spain.

BMC Med 2021 Jan 14;19(1):10. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Fundació Institut Universitari per a la recerca a l'Atenció Primària de Salut Jordi Gol i Gurina (IDIAPJGol), Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 587 àtic, 08007, Barcelona, Spain.

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January 2021

Physical activity and the risk of heart failure: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Eur J Epidemiol 2020 Dec 17. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Department of Public Health and Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

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December 2020

Physical activity and Parkinson's disease: a two-sample Mendelian randomisation study.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2020 Oct 22. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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October 2020

Increased frequency of intentional weight loss associated with reduced mortality: a prospective cohort analysis.

BMC Med 2020 09 17;18(1):248. Epub 2020 Sep 17.

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA.

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September 2020

Physical activity and risk of Alzheimer disease: A 2-sample mendelian randomization study.

Neurology 2020 09 17;95(13):e1897-e1905. Epub 2020 Jul 17.

From Epidemiology (S.E.B.), LMU München, UNIKA-T Augsburg; Independent Research Group, Clinical Epidemiology (S.E.B.), Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich; Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine (A.K.), University of Münster; Department of Internal Medicine B (M.B.) and Institute for Community Medicine (A.T.), University Medicine Greifswald; DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research) (M.B., A.T.), Partner Site Greifswald; and Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (M.F.L., H.B.), University of Regensburg, Germany.

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September 2020

Physical Activity Does Not Lower the Risk of Lung Cancer.

Cancer Res 2020 09 9;80(17):3765-3769. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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September 2020

Incidence of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Breast-Implant-Associated Lymphoma-An Analysis of a Certified Tumor Registry over 17 Years.

J Clin Med 2020 Apr 25;9(5). Epub 2020 Apr 25.

University Center of Plastic, Hand- and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg, Germany.

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April 2020

Role of dietary protein and exercise on biomarkers of immune activation in older patients during hospitalization.

Aging Clin Exp Res 2020 Nov 1;32(11):2419-2423. Epub 2020 Jan 1.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University Regensburg, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

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November 2020

Autoimmune diseases and immunosuppressive therapy in relation to the risk of glioma.

Cancer Med 2020 02 10;9(3):1263-1275. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

Wilhelm Sander-NeuroOncology Unit and Department of Neurology, Regensburg University Hospital, Regensburg, Germany.

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February 2020

Association between cardiorespiratory fitness and colorectal cancer in the UK Biobank.

Eur J Epidemiol 2020 Oct 9;35(10):961-973. Epub 2019 Nov 9.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

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October 2020

Response to Yang, Shi, Wang, et al.

J Natl Cancer Inst 2020 06;112(6):653

Junior Research Group Systematic Reviews, Institute for Biometrics and Epidemiology, German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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June 2020

Sedentary Behavior and Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.

Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 2019 Oct 30;12(10):675-688. Epub 2019 Jul 30.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Germany.

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October 2019

Association Between Muscular Strength and Mortality in Clinical Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Am Med Dir Assoc 2019 10 19;20(10):1213-1223. Epub 2019 Jul 19.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; Sigmund Freud Private University, Faculty of Medicine, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address:

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October 2019

The Influence of Sedentary Behavior on Cancer Risk: Epidemiologic Evidence and Potential Molecular Mechanisms.

Curr Nutr Rep 2019 09;8(3):167-174

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

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September 2019

Use of statins or NSAIDs and survival of patients with high-grade glioma.

PLoS One 2018 3;13(12):e0207858. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Tumor Center, Institute for Quality Assurance and Health Services Research, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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May 2019

Reply to Lu: Connecting the dots between metformin and high-grade glioma.

Int J Cancer 2019 04 15;144(7):1756-1757. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Neurology and Wilhelm Sander-NeuroOncology Unit, Regensburg University Hospital, Regensburg, Germany.

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April 2019

Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(10):e0206087. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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March 2019

Cancers Due to Excess Weight, Low Physical Activity, and Unhealthy Diet.

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018 09;115(35-36):578-585

Gundula Behrens and Thomas Gredner contributed equally to this work; Hermann Brenner and Ute Mons contributed equally to this work; Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg; Medical Faculty Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg; Division of Preventive Oncology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg; German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg; Cancer Prevention Unit, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg.

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September 2018

Use of metformin and survival of patients with high-grade glioma.

Int J Cancer 2019 01 26;144(2):273-280. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Neurology and Wilhelm Sander-NeuroOncology Unit, Regensburg University Hospital, Regensburg, Germany.

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January 2019

Continuous decline of hepatitis E virus seroprevalence in southern Germany despite increasing notifications, 2003-2015.

Emerg Microbes Infect 2018 Jul 25;7(1):133. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Medical Center Regensburg, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

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July 2018

Framework to construct and interpret latent class trajectory modelling.

BMJ Open 2018 07 7;8(7):e020683. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

Division of Cancer Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

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July 2018

Physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to mortality among renal cell cancer survivors.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(6):e0198995. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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January 2019

Physical activity volume in relation to risk of atrial fibrillation. A non-linear meta-regression analysis.

Eur J Prev Cardiol 2018 05 29;25(8):857-866. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

5 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Germany.

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May 2018

Pre- and post-diagnosis physical activity, television viewing, and mortality among hematologic cancer survivors.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(1):e0192078. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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March 2018

Diabetes, use of metformin, and the risk of meningioma.

PLoS One 2017 14;12(7):e0181089. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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September 2017

Design and Evaluation of a Computer-Based 24-Hour Physical Activity Recall (cpar24) Instrument.

J Med Internet Res 2017 05 30;19(5):e186. Epub 2017 May 30.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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May 2017

Domains of physical activity and brain volumes: A population-based study.

Neuroimage 2017 08 11;156:101-108. Epub 2017 May 11.

German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE), Site Rostock/Greifswald, Germany; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medicine Greifswald, Germany. Electronic address:

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August 2017

Body mass index and physical activity and the risk of diverticular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Eur J Nutr 2017 Dec 9;56(8):2423-2438. Epub 2017 Apr 9.

Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

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December 2017

Physical Activity and Risk of Colon Cancer in Diabetic and Nondiabetic US Adults.

Mayo Clin Proc 2016 Dec;91(12):1693-1705

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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December 2016

Obesity and Colorectal Cancer.

Recent Results Cancer Res 2016;208:17-41

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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June 2017

Metabolic syndrome in relation to risk of meningioma.

Oncotarget 2017 Jan;8(2):2284-2292

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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January 2017

How to Manage the Obese Patient With Cancer.

J Clin Oncol 2016 12 7;34(35):4284-4294. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

Andrew G. Renehan, Sacha Howell, and Anthony Howell, University of Manchester; Michelle Harvie and Anthony Howell, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester; Ramsey I. Cutress, University Hospitals Southampton; Ramsey I. Cutress, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom; Michael Leitzmann, University of Regensburg, Regensburg; and Tobias Pischon, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin-Buch, Germany.

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December 2016

Reply to Greenland: A serious misinterpretation of a consistent inverse association of statin use with glioma across 3 case-control studies.

Eur J Epidemiol 2017 01 28;32(1):89-90. Epub 2016 Nov 28.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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January 2017

European Code against Cancer 4th Edition: Alcohol drinking and cancer.

Cancer Epidemiol 2016 Dec 2;45:181-188. Epub 2016 Nov 2.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 150 Cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France. Electronic address:

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December 2016

Does smoking influence the physical activity and lung cancer relation? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eur J Epidemiol 2016 12 8;31(12):1173-1190. Epub 2016 Aug 8.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

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December 2016

Relations of Visceral and Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue, Body Mass Index, and Waist Circumference to Serum Concentrations of Parameters of Chronic Inflammation.

Obes Facts 2016 1;9(3):144-57. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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September 2017

Objectively measured physical activity and plasma metabolomics in the Shanghai Physical Activity Study.

Int J Epidemiol 2016 10 12;45(5):1433-1444. Epub 2016 Apr 12.

Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA.

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October 2016

Statin use and risk of glioma: population-based case-control analysis.

Eur J Epidemiol 2016 09 4;31(9):947-52. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

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September 2016

Replacing Sedentary Time with Physical Activity in Relation to Mortality.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2016 07;48(7):1312-9

1Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, GERMANY; and 2Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald, GERMANY.

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July 2016

Physical Activity and the Risk of Gallbladder Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies.

J Phys Act Health 2016 07 19;13(7):788-95. Epub 2016 Feb 19.

Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College, St. Mary's Campus, London, UK.

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July 2016

Use of Selective Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors, Other Analgesics, and Risk of Glioma.

PLoS One 2016 12;11(2):e0149293. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

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July 2016

Obesity and cancer: An update of the global impact.

Cancer Epidemiol 2016 Apr 14;41:8-15. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Section of Cancer Surveillance, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France. Electronic address:

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April 2016

Quantitative, Organ-Specific Interscanner and Intrascanner Variability for 3 T Whole-Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Multicenter, Multivendor Study.

Invest Radiol 2016 Apr;51(4):255-65

From the *Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg; †Department of Clinical Radiology, Campus Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich; ‡Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS, Bremen; §Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Jülich Research Centre, Jülich; ∥Department of Cardiology and Nephrology, HELIOS Clinic Berlin Buch, Berlin; ¶Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald; #Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen; **Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, and ††Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg; ‡‡Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen; §§Department of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig; ∥∥Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover; ¶¶O. Vogt Institute for Brain Research, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf; ##Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich; ***Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology,University Medicine Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald; and †††Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

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April 2016

Body mass index, physical activity, and risk of adult meningioma and glioma: A meta-analysis.

Neurology 2015 Oct 16;85(15):1342-50. Epub 2015 Sep 16.

From the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Germany.

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October 2015

Quality assurance in the pre-analytical phase of human urine samples by (1)H NMR spectroscopy.

Arch Biochem Biophys 2016 Jan 8;589:10-7. Epub 2015 Aug 8.

Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University of Greifswald, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Straße NK, 17475 Greifswald, Germany; DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), Greifswald Partner Site, Greifswald, Germany. Electronic address:

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January 2016

European Code against Cancer 4th Edition: Obesity, body fatness and cancer.

Cancer Epidemiol 2015 Dec 21;39 Suppl 1:S34-45. Epub 2015 Jul 21.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 150 Cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France. Electronic address:

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December 2015