Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 14th, 2002
Pamela J. Mink, at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues involved in the ARIC study followed a cohort of 7894 women, aged 45 to 64 years, for an average of 7.1 years. During that period, 187 subjects (2.37%) developed breast cancer.
The investigators found a significant association between breast cancer risk and body mass index (BMI). In contrast, no associations existed...
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