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Nutrition and breast cancer.

Abstract:

The major risk factors for breast cancer are hormone-related, and the only well-established diet-related risk factors for breast cancer are obesity and alcohol consumption. Obesity increases breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women by around 30%, probably by increasing serum concentrations of bioavailable oestradiol. Moderate alcohol intakes increase breast cancer risk by about 7% per alcoholic drink per day, perhaps also by increasing oestrogen levels. Populations with high fat intakes gen...

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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Volume:
12
Issue:
6
Pages:
412-416
Publication date:
2003-12-05
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EISSN:
1532-3080
ISSN:
0960-9776
URN:
uuid:4c8b5c28-24bd-4b40-8443-d145295d18ec
Source identifiers:
6754
Local pid:
pubs:6754

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