A case-control study of body mass index and breast cancer risk in white and African-American women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 19, Issue 6, p.1532-44 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adult, African Americans, Body Mass Index, Breast Neoplasms, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Premenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, United States

Abstract:

Large body size has been associated with decreased risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women but with increased risk in postmenopausal women. Limited information is available about African-American women and differences by estrogen and progesterone receptor status.