Birth weight in relation to endometrial and breast cancer risks in Swedish women

M. Löf, S. Sandin, L. Hilakivi-Clarke, E. Weiderpass

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Abstract

An examination of birth weight in a Swedish cohort study of 38 566 women showed no significant association between birth weight and endometrial cancer, but supported a protective role for low birth weight for premenopausal breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2007
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the grants obtained from the National Cancer Institute (1 U54 CA00100971, 5 RO1 CA89950) and Department of Defence (USAMRMC 00000100093).

Keywords

  • Birth weight
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer

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