Reproductive factors, exogenous hormone use and risk of lymphoid neoplasms among women in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort.

@article{Morton2009ReproductiveFE,
  title={Reproductive factors, exogenous hormone use and risk of lymphoid neoplasms among women in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort.},
  author={Lindsay McOmber Morton and Sophia Wang and Douglas A. Richesson and Arthur S Schatzkin and Albert R. Hollenbeck and James V Lacey},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 11},
  pages={2737-43}
}
Reasons for higher incidence of lymphoid neoplasms among men than women are unknown. Because female sex hormones have immunomodulatory effects, reproductive factors and exogenous hormone use may affect risk for lymphoid malignancies. Previous epidemiologic studies on this topic have yielded conflicting results. Within the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study cohort, we prospectively analyzed detailed, questionnaire-derived information on menstrual and reproductive factors… CONTINUE READING

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