Hyperinsulinaemia and Increased Risk of Breast Cancer: Findings From the British Women's Heart and Health Study

@article{Lawlor2004HyperinsulinaemiaAI,
  title={Hyperinsulinaemia and Increased Risk of Breast Cancer: Findings From the British Women's Heart and Health Study},
  author={Debbie A Lawlor and George Davey Smith and Shah Ebrahim},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={267-275}
}
Objective: To assess the association between fasting insulin levels and breast cancer Design: Cross sectional study Participants: 3868 women aged 60–79 years Main outcome measure: Prevalent breast cancer (151 cases) Results: Insulin levels were positively associated with breast cancer. The age adjusted odds ratio (95% confidence interval) for a one unit increase in log(e) insulin levels among women without diabetes was 1.34 (1.02, 1.77). This association was not substantively altered by… CONTINUE READING

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