BMI, Diet and Female Reproductive Factors as Risks for Thyroid Cancer: A Systematic Review

@inproceedings{Peterson2012BMIDA,
  title={BMI, Diet and Female Reproductive Factors as Risks for Thyroid Cancer: A Systematic Review},
  author={Emily S. Peterson and Prithwish De and Robert K. Nuttall},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Thyroid cancer incidence rates have been increasing worldwide but the reason behind this is unclear. Both the increasing use of diagnostic technologies allowing the detection of thyroid cancer and a true increase in thyroid cancer incidence have been proposed. This review assesses the role of body mass index (BMI), diet, and reproductive factors on the thyroid cancer trend. METHODS Epidemiologic studies of the selected risk factors up to June 2010 were reviewed and critically… CONTINUE READING
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