Maternal and prepubertal diet, mammary development and breast cancer risk.

  title={Maternal and prepubertal diet, mammary development and breast cancer risk.},
  author={Leena Hilakivi-Clarke and Elizabeth Cho and Sonia DeAssis and Susan E Olivo and Erica L Ealley and Kerrie B. Bouker and J. Nerney Welch and Galam Khan and Robert Clarke and Anna Cabanes},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={131 1},
At present, we do not know what causes sporadic breast cancer. Environmental factors,particularly diet, appear to explain at least 70% of newly diagnosed breast cancers, but it is not clear what these factors are. We propose that the lack of progress in this area is due to a lack of considering the effect of timing of environmental and dietary exposures on the breast. The evidence provided above suggests that an in utero exposure to an estrogenic environment-including that caused by diet [high… CONTINUE READING


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