Does body fat distribution promote familial aggregation of adult onset diabetes mellitus and postmenopausal breast cancer?

@article{Sellers1994DoesBF,
  title={Does body fat distribution promote familial aggregation of adult onset diabetes mellitus and postmenopausal breast cancer?},
  author={Thomas A. Sellers and J. Michael Sprafka and Susan M. Gapstur and Stephen S. Rich and John D. Potter and Julie A. Ross and Peter G. McGovern and Charlotte L. Nelson and Aaron R Folsom},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={102-8}
}
Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and postmenopausal breast cancer share a number of risk factors, including obesity, increased waist-to-hip ratio, and a positive family history. If risk for these diseases is mediated through a familial tendency for abdominal obesity, then one might expect to see familial clustering of both diseases. We analyzed data from a prospective cohort study of 41,837 Iowa women age 55-69 years. Diabetes was not associated with incidence of breast cancer [relative… CONTINUE READING

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