Recreational physical activity and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer causes & control : CCC, Volume 21, Issue 4, p.485-91 (2010)


2010, Adult, Aged, Center-Authored Paper, Confidence Intervals, Epithelial Cells, Exercise, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Ovarian Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Recreation, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Time Factors, Washington


Physical activity may influence ovarian cancer risk through hormonal, inflammatory, or immune-mediated processes or by suppressing ovulation. In a population-based case-control study of epithelial ovarian cancer, we assessed risk associated with recreational physical activity with a focus on characterizing risk within histologic subtypes.