Height and Breast Cancer Risk: Evidence From Prospective Studies and Mendelian Randomization.

  title={Height and Breast Cancer Risk: Evidence From Prospective Studies and Mendelian Randomization.},
  author={Ben Zhang and Xiao-ou Shu and Ryan J. Delahanty and Chenjie Zeng and Kyriaki Michailidou and Manjeet K. Bolla and Qin Wang and Joe Dennis and Wanqing Wen and Jirong Long and Chun Li and Alison M. Dunning and Jenny Chang-Claude and Mitul H. Shah and Barbara J. Perkins and Kamila Czene and Hatef Darabi and Mikael Eriksson and S E Bojesen and B\orge G. Nordestgaard and Sune Fallgaard Nielsen and Henrik Flyger and Diether Lambrechts and Patrick Neven and Hans Wildiers and Giuseppe Floris and Marjanka K. Schmidt and Matti A. Rookus and Katja van den Hurk and Wim de Kort and Fergus J. Couch and Janet E. Olson and Emily J Hallberg and Celine M. Vachon and Anja Rudolph and Petra Seibold and Dieter Flesch-Janys and Julian Peto and Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva and Olivia Fletcher and Nichola Johnson and Heli Nevanlinna and Taru A Muranen and Kristiina Aittom{\"a}ki and Carl Blomqvist and Jingmei Li and Keith N Humphreys and Judith S Brand and Pascal Gu{\'e}nel and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Truong and Emilie Cordina-Duverger and Florence Menegaux and Barbara Burwinkel and Frederik Marm{\'e} and Rongxi Yang and Harald M Surowy and Javier Ben{\'i}tez and Mar{\'i}a Pilar Zamora and Jos{\'e} Ignacio Arias P{\'e}rez and Angela Cox and Simon S. Cross and Malcolm W. R. Reed and Irene L Andrulis and J. A. G. Knight and Gordon Glendon and Sandrine Tchatchou and Elinor J. Sawyer and Ian Tomlinson and Michael John Kerin and Nicola M Miller and Georgia Chenevix-Trench and Christopher A. Haiman and Brian E. Henderson and Fredrick Schumacher and Loic Le Marchand and A. Arto Lindblom and Sara Margolin and Maartje J. Hooning and John W. M. Martens and Madeleine M. A. Tilanus-Linthorst and J Margriet Coll{\'e}e and John L. Hopper and Melissa C. Southey and Helen Tsimiklis and Carmel Apicella and Susan L. Slager and Amanda Ewart Toland and Christine B. Ambrosone and Drakoulis Yannoukakos and Graham G. Giles and Roger L Milne and Catriona A. McLean and Peter A. Fasching and Lothar Haeberle and Arif B. Ekici and Matthias W. Beckmann and Hermann Brenner and Aida Karina Dieffenbach and Volker Arndt and Christa Stegmaier and Anthony Swerdlow and Alan Ashworth and Nick Orr and Michael Jones and Jonine D Figueroa and Montserrat Garc{\'i}a-Closas and Louise Anette Brinton and Jolanta Lissowska and Martine Dumont and Robert Winqvist and Katri Pylk{\"a}s and Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen and Mervi Grip and Hiltrud Brauch and Thomas Br{\"u}ning and Y D Ko and Paolo Peterlongo and Siranoush Manoukian and Bernardo Bonanni and Paolo Radice and Natalia Valerijevna Bogdanova and Natalia N. Antonenkova and Thilo D{\"o}rk and Arto J Mannermaa and Vesa V. Kataja and Veli-Matti Kosma and Jaana M. Hartikainen and Peter Devilee and Caroline M. Seynaeve and Christi J. van Asperen and Anna Jakubowska and Jan A. Lubiński and Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek and Katarzyna Durda and Ute Hamann and Diana Torres and Rita Katharina Schmutzler and Susan L. Neuhausen and Hoda Anton-Culver and Vessela N. Kristensen and Grethe Irene Grenaker Aln{\ae}s and Brandon L Pierce and Peter Kraft and Ulrike Peters and Sara Lindstrom and Daniela Seminara and Stephen Burgess and Habibul Ahsan and Alice S. Whittemore and Esther M John and Marilie Denise Gammon and Kathleen E. Malone and Daniel C. Tessier and Daniel D Vincent and François Bacot and Craig Luccarini and Caroline Baynes and Shahana Ahmed and Mel J. Maranian and Catherine S. Healey and Anna Gonz{\'a}lez-Neira and Guillermo Pita and Maria Del Rosario Zariategui de Alonso and N{\'u}ria P{\'e}rez Alvarez and Daniel Pascual Herrero and Paul P. D. Pharoah and Jacques Simard and Per Hall and David J. Hunter and Douglas F. Easton and Wei Zheng},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={107 11}
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have linked adult height with breast cancer risk in women. However, the magnitude of the association, particularly by subtypes of breast cancer, has not been established. Furthermore, the mechanisms of the association remain unclear. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis to investigate associations between height and… CONTINUE READING