Body mass index, physical activity, and mortality in women diagnosed with ovarian cancer: Results from the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Gynecologic oncology, Volume 133, Issue 1, p.4-10 (2014)


2014, April 2014, Public Health Sciences Division


Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at late stages and consequently the 5-year survival rate is only 44%. However, there is limited knowledge of the association of modifiable lifestyle factors, such as physical activity and obesity on mortality among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The purpose of our study was to prospectively investigate the association of (1) measured body mass index (BMI), and (2) self-reported physical activity with ovarian cancer-specific and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).