The associations of body fat and body fat distribution with breast cancer risk were examined in a prospective study in 9,746 post-menopausal women with a natural menopause, aged 49-66 at intake, participating in a breast cancer screening project (the DOM project in Utrecht).
During a follow-up period of 15 fears (mean follow-up time 12.5 fears) 260 women developed breast cancer.
Fat distribution, assessed by contrasting groups of subscapular and triceps skinfold thickness, was found to be unrelated to breast cancer incidence.
No significant relationship between body fat, measured either by weight, Quetelet's index, triceps skinfold or subscapular skinfold, and breast cancer risk was found when analysed in quartiles.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Facteur risque, Obésité, Tissu adipeux, Souscutané, Postménopause, Epidémiologie, Pays Bas, Europe, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Etat nutritionnel, Glande mammaire pathologie, Trouble nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Risk factor, Obesity, Adipose tissue, Subcutaneous, Postmenopause, Epidemiology, Netherlands, Europe, Follow up study, Human, Nutritional status, Mammary gland diseases, Nutrition disorder
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