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Body mass index and risk of liver cirrhosis in middle aged UK women: prospective study

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Objective: To determine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and liver cirrhosis and the contribution that BMI and alcohol consumption make to the incidence of liver cirrhosis in middle aged women in the UK. Design: Prospective cohort study (Million Women Study). Setting: Women recruited from 1996 to 2001 in NHS breast screening centres and followed by record linkage to routinely collected information on hospital admissions and deaths. Participants: 1 230 662 women (mean age 56 years at...

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10.1136/bmj.c912

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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:
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
Volume:
340
Issue:
7747
Pages:
633-633
Publication date:
2010-03-11
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-535X
URN:
uuid:1aa02a2f-c429-48c9-9467-ce5fc248128d
Source identifiers:
51996
Local pid:
pubs:51996
Language:
English

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