Body size in different periods of life and breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women.

@article{Magnusson1998BodySI,
  title={Body size in different periods of life and breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women.},
  author={Cecilia M K Magnusson and John A. Baron and Ingemar R. Persson and Alicja Wolk and Reinhold Bergstr{\"o}m and Dimitirios Trichopoulos and H. O. Adami},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={29-34}
}
Adult obesity has been associated with an increased risk of post-menopausal breast cancer, but it is unclear whether this relationship reflects a causal role of obesity during childhood and adolescence, of weight gain during adult life or of adult obesity per se. In a population-based case-control study in all of Sweden, we included 3,345 (84% of all eligible) women aged 50-74 years with invasive breast cancer, and 3,454 (82% of all selected) controls of similar age. Mailed questionnaires and… CONTINUE READING