Weight change in middle adulthood and breast cancer risk in the EPIC-PANACEA study.

  title={Weight change in middle adulthood and breast cancer risk in the EPIC-PANACEA study.},
  author={Marleen J. Emaus and Carla H van Gils and Marije Fokje Bakker and Charlotte N Steins Bisschop and Evelyn M. Monninkhof and H. B. Bueno-de-Mesquita and Noemie Travier and Tina Landsvig Berentzen and Kim Overvad and Anne Tj\onneland and Isabelle Romieu and Sabina Rinaldi and V{\'e}ronique Chaj{\`e}s and Marc J. Gunter and Francoise Clavel-Chapelon and Guy Fagherazzi and Sylvie Mesrine and Jenny Chang-Claude and Rudolf Kaaks and H. B{\"o}ing and Krasimira Aleksandrova and Antonia Trichopoulou and Androniki Naska and Philippos Orfanos and Domenico Palli and Claudia Agnoli and Rosario Tumino and Paolo Vineis and Amalia Mattiello and Tonje Braaten and Kristin Benjaminsen Borch and Eiliv Lund and Virginia Rodriguez Menendez and M P{\'e}rez S{\'a}nchez and Carmen Navarro and Aurelio Barricarte and Pilar Amiano and Malin Sund and Anne Charlotte Andersson and Signe Borgquist and Asa Olsson and Kay-Tee Khaw and Nick Wareham and Ruth C. Travis and Elio Riboli and P. H. Peeters and Anne M May},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={135 12},
Long-term weight gain (i.e., weight gain since age 20) has been related to higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but a lower risk of premenopausal breast cancer. The effect of weight change in middle adulthood is unclear. We investigated the association between weight change in middle adulthood (i.e., women aged 40-50 years) and the risk of breast cancer before and after the age of 50. We included female participants of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition… CONTINUE READING
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