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

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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)


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


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.