The relationship between bone mineral density and mammographic density in Korean women: The Healthy Twin study

@article{Sung2011TheRB,
  title={The relationship between bone mineral density and mammographic density in Korean women: The Healthy Twin study},
  author={Joohon Sung and Yun Mi Song and Jennifer Stone and Kayoung Lee},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2011},
  volume={129},
  pages={583-591}
}
Mammographic density is one of the strong risk factors for breast cancer. A potential mechanism for this association is that cumulative exposure to mammographic density may reflect cumulative exposure to hormones that stimulate cell division in breast stroma and epithelium, which may have corresponding effects on breast cancer development. Bone mineral density (BMD), a marker of lifetime estrogen exposure, has been found to be associated with breast cancer. We examined the association between… CONTINUE READING