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Eur J Cancer. 1992;28A(10):1720-7.

Additional ecological evidence: lipids and breast cancer mortality among women aged 55 and over in China.

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Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo 14214.


That dietary fat increases breast cancer risk has been strongly supported by international data collected among developed countries during the past few decades. Population aggregates with elevated lipid intake have tended to report elevated breast cancer incidence and mortality. This study is an ecological analysis of the association of various indicators of lipid intake with breast cancer mortality in 65 county-wide population aggregates in the People's Republic of China. Although the result is consistent with a positive association between lipid intake and breast cancer risk, the observed association is weaker than the association previously observed. This finding provides only modest support for the possibility of a diet-breast cancer link.

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