Vitamin D, calcium, and mammographic breast densities.

@article{Brub2004VitaminDC,
  title={Vitamin D, calcium, and mammographic breast densities.},
  author={Sylvie B{\'e}rub{\'e} and Caroline Diorio and Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl and Jacques Brisson},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={1466-72}
}
Vitamin D and calcium are being evaluated as potential breast cancer prevention agents. This study reports on the relation of dietary vitamin D and calcium to mammographic breast densities, one of the strongest breast cancer risk factors. Participants were women ages 40 to 60 years who had had a screening mammogram in Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts (1989-1990). Diet was assessed by semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire, and the percentage of the breast showing densities was… CONTINUE READING
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