Association of body size and fat distribution with risk of breast cancer among Chinese women.

@article{Shu2001AssociationOB,
  title={Association of body size and fat distribution with risk of breast cancer among Chinese women.},
  author={Xiao-Ou Shu and Fan Jin and Qi Dai and Jinling Shi and John D. Potter and Louise A Brinton and James R. H{\'e}bert and Z X Ruan and Y. T. Gao and Wei Zheng},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={449-55}
}
Most previous studies addressing the association of body size, weight change and body fat distribution with the risk of breast cancer were conducted in Western societies with a high proportion of overweight people. It remains unclear whether the dose-response relation observed in earlier studies can be extended to women with "normal" weight based on prevailing Western standards. To address this issue, we analyzed data from a population-based case-control study of breast cancer recently… CONTINUE READING

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