Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 24th, 2005
Mammographic breast density is one of the strongest known risk factors for breast cancer, but it is not known why breast density should affect breast cancer risk. One theory is that breast density may reflect the cumulative effects of estrogen on breast tissue. Bone mineral density may also be a marker of lifetime exposure to estrogen, but little is known about its relationship to breast density and breast cancer risk.
To evaluate the relationship between bone density, breast density, and breast cancer risk, Karla...
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