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Am J Hum Biol. 2006 Nov-Dec;18(6):853-6.

A possible link between prenatal exposure to famine and breast cancer: a preliminary study.

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Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In a study of 475 women born around the 1944-1945 Dutch famine, women exposed to prenatal famine more often reported a history of breast cancer than nonexposed women (hazard ratio, 2.6; 95% confidence interval, 0.9-7.7). They also had alterations in reproductive risk factors. Prenatal famine may increase breast cancer incidence.

PMID:
17039469
DOI:
10.1002/ajhb.20564
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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