A cohort study of fat intake and risk of breast cancer.

  title={A cohort study of fat intake and risk of breast cancer.},
  author={Geoffrey R. Howe and Christine M Friedenreich and Meera G. Jain and Anthony B. Miller},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={83 5},
Between 1982 and 1987, 519 newly incident, histologically confirmed cases of breast cancer were identified in a cohort of 56,837 women enrolled in the Canadian National Breast Screening Study. These women had completed a dietary questionnaire before the occurrence of their breast cancer, and this has been used to estimate their intake of dietary fat and several other nutrients. There is evidence of a positive association between breast cancer and total fat intake, with a relative risk of 1.35… CONTINUE READING