Birth weight and risk of cancer.

  title={Birth weight and risk of cancer.},
  author={Martin Ahlgren and Jan Wohlfahrt and Lina W. Olsen and Thorkild I. A. S\orensen and Mads Melbye},
  volume={110 2},
BACKGROUND It is well established that prenatal biologic processes are important for the development of some childhood cancers, whereas less is known regarding their influence on adult cancer risk. High birth weight has been associated with risk of breast cancer, whereas studies of other specific cancers and all cancers together have been less conclusive. METHODS The authors established a cohort of more than 200,000 men and women who were born between 1936 and 1975. Birth weights were… CONTINUE READING