Association of body mass index and breast cancer in hereditary breast cancer cases: A pilot study

@inproceedings{Atchley2007AssociationOB,
  title={Association of body mass index and breast cancer in hereditary breast cancer cases: A pilot study},
  author={Deann P. Atchley and Shu Wan Kau and Christopher I. Amos and Gabriel N Hortobagyi and Banu K. Arun},
  year={2007}
}
B98 Background:
 >Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes result in a greatly increased risk of developing breast cancer at a young age. However, little is known about how lifestyle factors that influence breast cancer risk in premenopausal women affect women with gene mutations. Previous research in premenopausal women suggests an inverse relationship between body-mass index (BMI) and breast cancer risk. This relationship is yet to be fully determined in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations… CONTINUE READING

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