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Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the risk of breast cancer in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition: A nested case-control study

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Experimental evidence suggests that vitamin D might play a role in the development of breast cancer. Although the results of case-control studies indicate that circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] is inversely associated with the risk of breast cancer, the results of prospective studies are inconsistent. A case-control study embedded in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) was carried out comprising 1,391 incident breast cancer cases and 1,391 controls....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/ijc.28172

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Journal:
International Journal of Cancer
Volume:
133
Issue:
7
Pages:
1689-1700
Publication date:
2013-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1097-0215
ISSN:
0020-7136
URN:
uuid:23ed7445-498a-42bd-9bdc-a2cf4c276197
Source identifiers:
415574
Local pid:
pubs:415574

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