Body composition and breast cancer in postmenopausal women: a Danish prospective cohort study.

@article{Mellemkjaer2006BodyCA,
  title={Body composition and breast cancer in postmenopausal women: a Danish prospective cohort study.},
  author={Lene Mellemkjaer and Janne Bigaard and Anne Tj\onneland and J. Tind Christensen and Birthe Lykke Riegels Thomsen and Christoffer Johansen and Kim Overvad and J\orgen H Olsen},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={1854-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the importance of body fat mass (BFM) and fat free mass (FFM) for the established positive association between BMI and breast cancer among post-menopausal women. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A prospective cohort of 23,788 postmenopausal women included in the Danish study Diet, Cancer, and Health during 1993 to 1997 was linked to the Danish Cancer Registry to identify all cases of breast cancer occurring during 1993 to 2002. Breast cancer incidence rate ratios for… CONTINUE READING

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