Body size and endometriosis: results from 20 years of follow-up within the Nurses' Health Study II prospective cohort.


STUDY QUESTION Is there a relationship between body mass index (BMI), body shape and endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER Endometriosis is inversely associated with early adult BMI and may correlate with a peripheral body fat distribution. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY The literature suggests an inverse relation between endometriosis and BMI, although few studies have… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/det120


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