Endometrial cancer, obesity, and body fat distribution.

  title={Endometrial cancer, obesity, and body fat distribution.},
  author={Harland D. Austin and Joanna M. Austin and Edward Partridge and Kenneth D. Hatch and H M Shingleton},
  journal={Cancer research},
  volume={51 2},
A case-control study was undertaken to evaluate the roles of obesity and body fat distribution in the etiology of endometrial cancer. The study also included an evaluation of the associations of serum estrone, estradiol, and androstenedione with obesity, body fat distribution, and endometrial cancer risk. The study included 168 cases and 334 control subjects identified at an optometry clinic. A strong, positive relationship between overall obesity and endometrial cancer was found. The relative… CONTINUE READING
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