Dietary modulation of pregnancy estrogen levels and breast cancer risk among female rat offspring.

@article{HilakiviClarke2002DietaryMO,
  title={Dietary modulation of pregnancy estrogen levels and breast cancer risk among female rat offspring.},
  author={Leena Hilakivi-Clarke and Elisabeth Cho and Ana Cabanes and Sonia DeAssis and Susan E Olivo and William G Helferich and Marc E. Lippman and Robert Clarke},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 11},
  pages={3601-10}
}
PURPOSE Against the hypothesis that high estrogen levels in utero increase the risk of developing breast cancer in later life are data showing that pregnancy estrogen levels are significantly higher in Asian women who have low breast cancer risk than in Caucasian women. We investigated whether maternal dietary intake of genistein or n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are typical to Asian but not Caucasian diet, affect pregnancy estrogen levels and susceptibility to mammary… CONTINUE READING

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