Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 30, Issue 10, pp 1101–1102 | Cite as

Low serum cholesterol as a risk factor for kidney and bladder cancer among Korean men: using a national cohort sample

  • Jisun Lim
  • Seo Young Kang
  • Hye Soon ParkEmail author
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This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF No.: 2017030666) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology.

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The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine, Asan Medical CenterUniversity of Ulsan College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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