Birth weight, breast cancer and the potential mediating hormonal environment.
Chlebowski, Rowan T
Hankins, Gary D V
Malone, Fergal D
D'Alton, Mary E
Local subject classificationLOW BIRTH WEIGHT
Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A
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CitationBirth weight, breast cancer and the potential mediating hormonal environment. 2012, 7 (7):e40199 PLoS ONE
AbstractPrevious studies have shown that woman's risk of breast cancer in later life is associated with her infants birth weights. The objective of this study was to determine if this association is independent of breast cancer risk factors, mother's own birth weight and to evaluate association between infants birth weight and hormonal environment during pregnancy. Independent association would have implications for understanding the mechanism, but also for prediction and prevention of breast cancer.