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Br J Cancer. 2006 Jun 5;94(11):1734-7.

Birth weight and breast cancer risk.

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Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. troisir@mail.nih.gov

Abstract

Exploring whether the positive association between birth weight and breast cancer risk differs by other breast cancer risk factors may help inform speculation about biological mechanism. In these data, high birth weight was associated with breast cancer risk in younger and in more educated women, but was not associated overall.

PMID:
16641898
PMCID:
PMC2361301
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6603122
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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