Dietary vitamin D and calcium intake and mammographic density in postmenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Menopause (New York, N.Y.), Volume 17, Issue 6, p.1152-60 (2010)


2010, Aged, Breast, Breast Neoplasms, Calcium, Dietary, Center-Authored Paper, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Linear Models, Mammography, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Self Report, Vitamin D


Dietary intake of vitamin D and calcium may be related to risk of breast cancer, possibly by affecting mammographic density. However, the few studies that have evaluated the association between these nutrients and mammographic density in postmenopausal women have had inconsistent results.