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Energy balance and cancer: the role of sex hormones.

Abstract:

Energy balance can affect the risk for hormone-related cancers by altering sex hormone levels. Energy intake and expenditure are difficult to measure in epidemiological studies, but a chronic excess of intake relative to expenditure leads to a high BMI, which can be accurately measured. In premenopausal women obesity has little effect on the serum concentration of oestradiol, but causes an increase in the frequency of anovular menstrual cycles and thus a reduction in progesterone levels; thes...

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10.1079/PNS200068

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Volume:
60
Issue:
1
Pages:
81-89
Publication date:
2001-02-05
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EISSN:
1475-2719
ISSN:
0029-6651
URN:
uuid:c1420c9c-c67b-4c99-8e1d-6e278eac8b8a
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15494
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pubs:15494

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