Women's Reproductive Cancers in Evolutionary Context

  title={Women's Reproductive Cancers in Evolutionary Context},
  author={S. B. Eaton and M. Pike and R. Short and N. Lee and J. Trussell and Robert A. Hatcher and J. Wood and C. Worthman and M. Konner and K. Hill and R. Bailey and A. M. Hurtado},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  pages={353 - 367}
  • S. B. Eaton, M. Pike, +9 authors A. M. Hurtado
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • Reproductive experiences for women in today's affluent Western nations differ from those of women in hunting and gathering societies, who continue the ancestral human pattern. These differences parallel commonly accepted reproductive risk factors for cancers of the breast, endometrium and ovary. Nutritional practices, exercise requirements, and body composition are nonreproductive influences that have been proposed as additional factors affecting the incidence of women's cancers. In each case… CONTINUE READING
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