Body weight and postmenopausal breast cancer risk defined by estrogen and progesterone receptor status among Swedish women: A prospective cohort study.

@article{Suzuki2006BodyWA,
  title={Body weight and postmenopausal breast cancer risk defined by estrogen and progesterone receptor status among Swedish women: A prospective cohort study.},
  author={Reiko Suzuki and Tove Rylander-Rudqvist and Weimin Ye and Shigehira Saji and Alicja Wolk},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={119 7},
  pages={1683-9}
}
Although obesity is one of the established risk factors for postmenopausal breast cancer, it is not clear whether this positive association differs across estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) status of breast tumors. We evaluated the association between body weight and ER/PR defined breast cancer risk stratified by postmenopausal hormone (PMH) use and a family history of breast cancer in the population-based Swedish Mammography Screening Cohort comprising 51,823 postmenopausal… CONTINUE READING

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