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Does pregnancy protect against ovarian cancer?

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A clear inverse relation between average completed family size and mortality from ovarian cancer in different populations of women is seen from one country to another; for successive generations of women living within the same country; in married and single women; and in different social, religious, immigrant, and ethnic groups. The findings suggest that pregnancy--or some component of the child-bearing process--protects directly against ovarian cancer. This protection seems to persist throug...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Author
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Volume:
1
Issue:
8073
Pages:
1083-1087
Publication date:
1978-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Language:
English
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pubs:35681
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uuid:1dc098f3-4cc9-48d4-9f0d-ace6b8f92c76
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pubs:35681
Source identifiers:
35681
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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