Height and Bca Risk

ABSTRACT: Height and Breast Cancer Risk: Results from the Black Women's Health Study

Objectives: Numerous studies, but not all, have yielded positive associations between adult height and risk of breast cancer. There are few data on black women. We evaluated adult height in relation to breast cancer in data from the Black Women's Health Study, a prospective cohort study of 64,530 African-American women aged 18-69 years at baseline in 1995.

Conclusion: The present findings indicate that height is associated with breast cancer risk in African-American women.

[07/03/2001; Cancer Causes and Control]

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