The relationship between Quetelet's index and subsequent risk for cancer of endocrine target organs was studied in a cohort of 47,003 women, examined for height and weight in the years 1963-65, and followed up in the Swedish Cancer Register until 1987.
High Quetelet's index was associated with a decreased risk for breast cancer among women less than 55 years of age at risk, while a high Quetelet's index predicted an increased risk among older women.
Among women >=55 years of age, the excess relative risk for breast cancer associated with high Quetelet's index declined significantly during the follow-up period.
Cancer of the ovaries and the uterine cervix were not significantly related to Quetelet's index in any age group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Postménopause, Appareil génital femelle, Facteur risque, Obésité, Etude longitudinale, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etat nutritionnel, Glande mammaire pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Trouble nutrition, Indice Quetelet
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Postmenopause, Female genital system, Risk factor, Obesity, Follow up study, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology, Human, Nutritional status, Mammary gland diseases, Female genital diseases, Nutrition disorder
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.