Association of size at birth with adolescent hormone levels, body size and age at menarche: relevance for breast cancer risk

@article{Opdahl2008AssociationOS,
  title={Association of size at birth with adolescent hormone levels, body size and age at menarche: relevance for breast cancer risk},
  author={Signe Opdahl and Tom Ivar Lund Nilsen and Pal Richard R Romundstad and Eszter Vanky and Sven Magnus Carlsen and Lars J Vatten},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={99},
  pages={201 - 206}
}
Birth size has been positively associated with age at menarche and height in adolescence and adulthood, but the relevant biological mechanisms remain unclear. Among 262 Norwegian term-born singleton girls, birth size measures (weight, length, ponderal index, head circumference and subscapular skin-fold thickness) were analysed in relation to adolescent hormone levels (oestradiol, prolactin, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, androstenedione and free testosterone index), age at menarche and… CONTINUE READING

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