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First-morning urinary melatonin and breast cancer risk in the guernsey study

Abstract:

It has been hypothesized that suppressed nocturnal melatonin production is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, but results from several small prospective studies of the association have been inconclusive. We examined the association between nocturnal melatonin and breast cancer risk in a case-control study nested within the Guernsey III Study, a British prospective cohort study (1977-2009). Concentrations of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin were measured in prediagnostic first-morning uri...

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10.1093/aje/kwt302

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
American Journal of Epidemiology
Volume:
179
Issue:
5
Pages:
584-593
Publication date:
2014-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1476-6256
ISSN:
0002-9262
URN:
uuid:0250f0bf-4d9b-46d3-b669-c11afb042c26
Source identifiers:
459312
Local pid:
pubs:459312

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