Breast cancer risk after caloric restriction during the 1944-1945 Dutch famine.

  title={Breast cancer risk after caloric restriction during the 1944-1945 Dutch famine.},
  author={S G Elias and P. H. Peeters and Diederick E. Grobbee and Paulus A. H. van Noord},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={96 7},
BACKGROUND Data from animal models suggest that caloric restriction may reduce the risk of breast cancer, although not all dietary regimens produce similar effects. We examined whether caloric restriction imposed as a consequence of the 1944-1945 Dutch famine reduced the risk of breast cancer in women participating in a Dutch breast cancer screening program. METHODS Between 1983 and 1986, approximately 15 000 women, aged 2 to 33 years during the 1944-1945 Dutch famine, responded to a… CONTINUE READING
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