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Body Size Changes in Relation to Postmenopausal Breast Cancer among Women on Long Island, New York
American Journal of Epidemiology
To examine effects of body size change on postmenopausal breast cancer, the authors conducted a populationbased case-control study among 990 cases and 1,006 controls participating in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project in 1996-1997. Women who had gained more than 15 kg (33 pounds) since age 20 years were at a 1.6-fold increased risk of breast cancer (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.11, 2.26) relative to their counterparts with stable (AE3 kg) weight. Subjects who had gained more than 11doi:10.1093/aje/kwi195 pmid:15987723 fatcat:ori64iq2yrbavjyymfqjc4jsjm