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Persistent effects of women's parity and breastfeeding patterns on their body mass index: results from the Million Women Study.

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the long-term effects of women's childbearing patterns on their body mass index. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: Population-based study of UK women. PARTICIPANTS: 740 628 postmenopausal participants in the Million Women Study who reported their height, weight, reproductive histories and other relevant factors. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Standardized mean BMI (kg m(-2)) in groups defined by their parity and breastfeeding history. RESULTS: Women were aged 57.5 (s.d....

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10.1038/ijo.2012.76

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NPEU
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
International journal of obesity (2005)
Volume:
37
Issue:
5
Pages:
712-717
Publication date:
2013-05-05
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1476-5497
ISSN:
0307-0565
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uuid:d85a65bd-b3da-409d-af8d-e020f8b45480
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342206
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pubs:342206

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