A total of 339 post-menopausal women with gastric cancer (GC) and 515 population controls were interviewed in a multicenter study in Italy for information on reproductive history, dietary habits and other socio-demographic variables.
After adjusting for these factors, GC risk was significantly higher among women reporting menopause below age 45, while no effect was shown for age at menarche, parity, age at first livebirth, and number of abortions.
When age at menopause was considered together with age at menarche for an index of fertility years, GC risk showed a significant inverse relation to duration of fertility.
These results suggest a protective role for endocrine or other factors related to late age at menopause or to length of fertility.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Estomac, Postménopause, Facteur risque, Reproduction, Epidémiologie, Italie, Europe, Homme, Estomac pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Stomach, Postmenopause, Risk factor, Reproduction, Epidemiology, Italy, Europe, Human, Gastric disease, Digestive diseases
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Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 199406.