Adipos i ty and Sex Hormones in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Surv ivors

@inproceedings{Mctiernan2003AdiposIT,
  title={Adipos i ty and Sex Hormones in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Surv ivors},
  author={Anne Mctiernan and Kumar Rajan and Shelley S Tworoger and Melinda L. Irwin and Leslie Bernstein and Richard Baumgartner and Frank D Gilliland and Frank Z. Stanczyk and Yutaka Yasui and Rachel Ballard-Barbash},
  year={2003}
}
Purpose: Overweight and obese women with breast cancer have poorer survival compared with thinner women. One possible reason is that breast cancer survivors with higher degrees of adiposity have higher concentrations of tumor-promoting hormones. This study examined the association between adiposity and concentrations of estrogens, androgens, and sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) in a population-based sample of postmenopausal women with breast cancer. Methods: We studied the associations… CONTINUE READING