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Breast Cancer Res. 2005;7(3):83. Epub 2005 Mar 11.

Breast cancer and childhood anthropometry: emerging hypotheses?

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Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Oxford, UK. cecilia.magnusson@cancer.org.uk

Abstract

In this issue of Breast Cancer Research, Baer and colleagues report a strong protective effect of childhood and adolescent body fatness on premenopausal breast cancer risk based on a large prospective study. Methodological issues are discussed, as are tentative biological interpretations regarding the findings.

PMID:
15987435
PMCID:
PMC1143562
DOI:
10.1186/bcr1014
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