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Titolo:
BREAST-CANCER RISK IS POSITIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH HEIGHT
Autore:
WANG DY; DESTAVOLA BL; ALLEN DS; FENTIMAN IS; BULBROOK RD; HAYWARD JL; REED MJ;
Indirizzi:
ST MARYS HOSP,SCH MED,METAB MED UNIT,NORFOLK PL LONDON W2 1PG ENGLAND LONDON SCH HYG & TROP MED,DEPT EPIDEMIOL & POPULAT SCI LONDON WC1E 7HT ENGLAND IMPERIAL CANC RES FUND,CLIN ENDOCRINOL LAB LONDON WC2A 3PX ENGLAND GUYS HOSP,IMPERIAL CANC RES FUND,CLIN ONCOL UNIT LONDON SE1 9RT ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
Breast cancer research and treatment
fascicolo: 2, volume: 43, anno: 1997,
pagine: 123 - 128
SICI:
0167-6806(1997)43:2<123:BRIPAW>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BODY HEIGHT; WOMEN; WEIGHT; AGE; MENARCHE; POPULATION; INDICATORS; ESTROGEN; OBESITY; INSULIN;
Keywords:
BREAST CANCER; RISK; HEIGHT; MEASUREMENT ERROR;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
41
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
D.Y. Wang et al., "BREAST-CANCER RISK IS POSITIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH HEIGHT", Breast cancer research and treatment, 43(2), 1997, pp. 123-128

Abstract

Inter- and intra-national epidemiological studies point to an association between socio-economic status and breast cancer risk. Although there is no direct evidence, the most favoured reason for this relationship is nutritional. An enhanced dietary status, especially during childhood, would be reflected in adult body build. It is, therefore, surprising that there is uncertainty in the literature concerning the association between height and breast cancer risk. In reviewing the publications on this topic it became apparent that case-control studies whichfound no association between height and risk tended to use self-reported height. In contrast reports claiming a significant, and positive, correlation tended to use heights which were measured by the investigators. In a prospective study we found in a cohort of 2731 ostensibly normal women that, although there was a highly significant linear correlation between self-reported and measured height, the shortest women overestimated their height whilst the tallest volunteers under-estimated theirs. The significance of crude relative risk and height in this cohort was markedly attenuated when self-reported height was used compared to measured height. Such a systematic error could have a profound effect on the conclusions of studies in this field which relied on self-reporting and could explain the conflicting reports in the literature.

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