Migraine and subsequent risk of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study

@article{Winter2012MigraineAS,
  title={Migraine and subsequent risk of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Anke C. Winter and Kathryn M. Rexrode and I. -T. Lee and Julie E. Buring and Rulla M. Tamimi and Tobias Kurth},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={81-89}
}
Previous studies have suggested that migraineurs are at decreased risk for developing breast cancer. Further prospective studies are warranted to confirm these results. In addition, studies evaluating migraine characteristics (e.g., migraine subtypes and frequency) are lacking. We conducted a prospective cohort study among 39,696 participants in the Women’s Health Study who were 45 years and older at study entry. Information on migraine was self-reported with good validation rates. Incident… CONTINUE READING
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