Longitudinal study on birthweight and the incidence of endometrial cancer

F. Xue, L. A. Hilakivi-Clarke, G. L. Maxwell, S. E. Hankinson, K. B. Michels

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From 1976 to 2004, we followed 71 751 participants of the Nurses' Health Study and identified 676 invasive endometrial cancer cases. Birthweight, assessed in 1992, was not associated with the incidence of endometrial cancer. No effect modification by menopausal status was observed, but statistical power to detect an interaction was limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1288-1291
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 8 2008
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The Nurses’ Health Study is supported by Grant CA87969 from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. The current project was funded by Department of Defense Grant W81XWH-05-2-0005.


  • Anthropometrics
  • Birthweight
  • Early life exposure
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Menopause


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