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Research Article

Adipokines and Obesity Are Associated with Colorectal Polyps in Adult Males: A Cross-Sectional Study

  • Sarah S. Comstock,

    Affiliation: Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Kari Hortos,

    Affiliation: College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Bruce Kovan,

    Affiliations: College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, Tri-County Gastroenterology, Professional Corporation, Clinton Township, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Sarah McCaskey,

    Affiliation: College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Dorothy R. Pathak,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Jenifer I. Fenton mail

    imigjeni@msu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: January 17, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085939

About the Authors

Sarah S. Comstock, Jenifer I. Fenton
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Kari Hortos, Bruce Kovan, Sarah McCaskey, Jenifer I. Fenton
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Bruce Kovan
Tri-County Gastroenterology, Professional Corporation, Clinton Township, Michigan, United States of America
Dorothy R. Pathak
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: imigjeni@msu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KH BK JIF. Performed the experiments: SSC BK JIF. Analyzed the data: SSC DRP JIF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DRP JIF. Wrote the paper: SSC JIF.