Breast cancer incidence and nutritional status with particular reference to body weight and height.

@article{Waard1975BreastCI,
  title={Breast cancer incidence and nutritional status with particular reference to body weight and height.},
  author={F. de Waard},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={1975},
  volume={35 11 Pt. 2},
  pages={
          3351-6
        }
}
The epidemiological literature on breast cancer is reviewed with particular emphasis on the possible etiological role of nutritional status as reflected by weight and height. The results of a prospective study and preliminary results of a population-based case-control study seem to indicate that body size or body mass rather than overweight (obesity) is a risk factor. A considerable proportion of the differences in incidence between the Netherlands and Japan can be explained by differences in… CONTINUE READING

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