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Supplemental Tables S1-S3 from Serum Endotoxins and Flagellin and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Cohort

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posted on 2023-03-31, 14:00 authored by So Yeon Kong, Hao Quang Tran, Andrew T. Gewirtz, Gail McKeown-Eyssen, Veronika Fedirko, Isabelle Romieu, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Nadia Bastide, Aurélie Affret, Tilman Kühn, Rudolf Kaaks, Heiner Boeing, Krasimira Aleksandrova, Antonia Trichopoulou, Maria Kritikou, Effie Vasilopoulou, Domenico Palli, Vittorio Krogh, Amalia Mattiello, Rosario Tumino, Alessio Naccarati, H.B. Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H. Peeters, Elisabete Weiderpass, J. Ramón Quirós, Núria Sala, María-José Sánchez, José María Huerta Castaño, Aurelio Barricarte, Miren Dorronsoro, Mårten Werner, Nicholas J. Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Kathryn E. Bradbury, Heinz Freisling, Faidra Stavropoulou, Pietro Ferrari, Marc J. Gunter, Amanda J. Cross, Elio Riboli, W. Robert Bruce, Mazda Jenab

Supplemental Table S1: ORs (95% CI) for risk of CRC by quartiles of baseline biomarkers of anti-LPS- and antiflagellin- IgA and IgG. Supplemental Table S2: ORs (95% CI) for risk of CRC by increasing levels of total bacterial exposure and high sensitivity C-reactive protein, waist circumference, BMI, total dietary fat, and alcohol intake; stratified by sex. Supplemenetal Table S3: ORs (95% CI) for risk of CRC by quartile of baseline biomarkers of anti-LPS- and antiflagellin- IgA and IgG after excluding cases and controls that occurred in the first 2 years of follow-up, stratified by sex


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Background: Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are thought to be involved in colorectal cancer development. These processes may contribute to leakage of bacterial products, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and flagellin, across the gut barrier. The objective of this study, nested within a prospective cohort, was to examine associations between circulating LPS and flagellin serum antibody levels and colorectal cancer risk.Methods: A total of 1,065 incident colorectal cancer cases (colon, n = 667; rectal, n = 398) were matched (1:1) to control subjects. Serum flagellin- and LPS-specific IgA and IgG levels were quantitated by ELISA. Multivariable conditional logistic regression models were used to calculate ORs and 95% confidence intervals (CI), adjusting for multiple relevant confouding factors.Results: Overall, elevated anti-LPS and anti-flagellin biomarker levels were not associated with colorectal cancer risk. After testing potential interactions by various factors relevant for colorectal cancer risk and anti-LPS and anti-flagellin, sex was identified as a statistically significant interaction factor (Pinteraction < 0.05 for all the biomarkers). Analyses stratified by sex showed a statistically significant positive colorectal cancer risk association for men (fully-adjusted OR for highest vs. lowest quartile for total anti-LPS + flagellin, 1.66; 95% CI, 1.10–2.51; Ptrend, 0.049), whereas a borderline statistically significant inverse association was observed for women (fully-adjusted OR, 0.70; 95% CI, 0.47–1.02; Ptrend, 0.18).Conclusion: In this prospective study on European populations, we found bacterial exposure levels to be positively associated to colorectal cancer risk among men, whereas in women, a possible inverse association may exist.Impact: Further studies are warranted to better clarify these preliminary observations. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 25(2); 291–301. ©2016 AACR.

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