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Body mass index and risk of liver cirrhosis in middle aged UK women: prospective study.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and liver cirrhosis and the contribution that BMI and alcohol consumption make to the incidence of liver cirrhosis in middle aged women in the UK. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study (Million Women Study). SETTING: Women recruited from 1996 to 2001 in NHS breast screening centres and followed by record linkage to routinely collected information on hospital admissions and deaths. PARTICIPANTS: 1 230 662 women (mean age 56 years at...

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10.1136/bmj.c912

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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
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
340
Pages:
c912
Publication date:
2010
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:e65f5304-37db-49b7-a530-c2648b810c9d
Source identifiers:
50324
Local pid:
pubs:50324

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