Birth weight and breast cancer risk

Br J Cancer. 2006 Jun 5;94(11):1734-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6603122.


Exploring whether the positive association between birth weight and breast cancer risk differs by other breast cancer risk factors may help inform speculation about biological mechanism. In these data, high birth weight was associated with breast cancer risk in younger and in more educated women, but was not associated overall.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Birth Weight*
  • Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Parity
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology