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Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 Jan;46:3-11. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2017.09.004. Epub 2017 Oct 1.

Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Uterine Fibroids.

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1
Department of Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
2
Department of Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. Electronic address: felice.petraglia@unifi.it.

Abstract

Risk factors, both modifiable and non-modifiable, are associated with the development of fibroids. These include age, race, endogenous and exogenous hormonal factors, obesity, uterine infection, and lifestyle (diet, caffeine and alcohol consumption, physical activity, stress, and smoking). Some of the epidemiological data were conflicting; consequently, further studies are needed to better understand the factors that influence fibroid prevalence.

KEYWORDS:

Epidemiology; Genetic factors; Lifestyle; Reproductive history; Risk factor; Uterine fibroids

PMID:
29054502
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2017.09.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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