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Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Jan;23(1):1-13. doi: 10.1007/s10552-011-9851-3. Epub 2011 Oct 8.

Vitamin D and mammographic breast density: a systematic review.

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Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 8100, 660 S Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. yaghjyanl@wudosis.wustl.edu

Abstract

Studies suggest a protective relationship between Vitamin D and breast cancer risk. Several studies assessed the association of Vitamin D with mammographic breast density, a known and strong breast cancer risk factor. Understanding the potential role of Vitamin D in the modification of breast density might open new avenues in breast cancer prevention. This systematic review summarizes published studies that investigated the association between Vitamin D and mammographic breast density and offers suggestions for strategies to advance our scientific knowledge.

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21984232
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PMC3641157
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10.1007/s10552-011-9851-3
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