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Oestradiol and sex hormone-binding globulin in premenopausal and post-menopausal meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans.

Abstract:

Endogenous oestradiol is strongly associated with breast cancer risk but its determinants are poorly understood. To test the hypothesis that vegetarians have lower plasma oestradiol and higher sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) than meat-eaters we assayed samples from 640 premenopausal women (153 meat-eaters, 382 vegetarians, 105 vegans) and 457 post-menopausal women (223 meat-eaters, 196 vegetarians, 38 vegans). Vegetarians and vegans had lower mean body mass indices (BMI) and lower plasma ...

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10.1038/sj.bjc.6690546

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
80
Issue:
9
Pages:
1470-1475
Publication date:
1999-07-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:ce4291fb-1e5b-4709-8c17-8c0a15b4d95d
Source identifiers:
3234
Local pid:
pubs:3234

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