Maja Pohar-Perme

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OBJECTIVE Estrogen plays a key role in breast cancer development and functionally relevant genetic variants within the estrogen metabolic pathway are prime candidates for a possible association with breast cancer risk. We investigated the independent and the combined effects of commonly occurring polymorphisms in four genes encoding key proteins of estrogen(More)
Estrogens and antioxidants indirectly alleviate telomere attrition. However, available clinical data on the association between hormone exposure and telomere length are inconclusive. In the present study, we examined the effects of exogenous estrogen use and of some genetic factors implicated in estrogen metabolism and oxidative stress response on mean(More)
Association between long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use and increased risk of breast cancer is still under debate. Functionally relevant genetic variants within the estrogen metabolic pathway may alter exposure to exogenous sex hormones and affect the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. We investigated the associations of common polymorphisms(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed at investigating the independent and the combined effects of the two common genetic variants in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene, 677C > T and 1298A > C, and their interaction with lifestyle factors on timing of menarche and natural menopause. METHODS Postmenopausal women (N = 792) were assessed for the(More)
Nuchal translucency (NT) is the assessment of the amount of fluid behind the neck of the fetus, also known as the nuchal fold. An anechoic space is visible and measurable sonographically in all fetuses between the 11th and the 14th week of the pregnancy (Figure 1). Underlying patho‐ physiological mechanisms for nuchal fluid collection under the skin include(More)
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