Estrogen and alpha-fetoprotein levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood samples in relation to birth weight.

@article{Nagata2006EstrogenAA,
  title={Estrogen and alpha-fetoprotein levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood samples in relation to birth weight.},
  author={Chisato Nagata and Shinichi Iwasa and Makoto Shiraki and Hiroyuki Shimizu},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={1469-72}
}
Birth weight has been associated with a subsequent risk of breast cancer. The present study examined associations between birth weight and pregnancy estrogens and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). The concentrations of estradiol, estriol, and AFP were measured in maternal and umbilical cord blood samples from 194 women during pregnancy and at birth. Birth weight was significantly positively correlated with maternal serum estradiol and estriol levels in the 29th week (estradiol: r = 0.16, P = 0.03… CONTINUE READING

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