Correlates of obesity in postmenopausal women with breast cancer: comparison of genetic, demographic, disease-related, life history and dietary factors

@article{Wasserman2004CorrelatesOO,
  title={Correlates of obesity in postmenopausal women with breast cancer: comparison of genetic, demographic, disease-related, life history and dietary factors},
  author={Linda Wasserman and Shirley W. Flatt and Loki Natarajan and Gerard Laughlin and M Matusalem and Susan Faerber and Cheryl L Rock and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and John P Pierce},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={49-56}
}
BACKGROUND: Obesity in women has been associated with a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, social class, early age at menarche, exercise, alcohol consumption and diet. Obesity is a risk factor for the occurrence and the recurrence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, perhaps because of increased exposure to estrogen, insulin and… CONTINUE READING