A case-control study of endometrial cancer within a cohort

Maturitas. 1985 May;7(1):69-76. doi: 10.1016/0378-5122(85)90036-2.


In a population-based prospective study it was shown that weight, height, overweight, total body size, age at first birth, parity and age at menopause are risk factors for the development of endometrial cancer. The finding that the patients had had a higher oestrogen excretion level than the controls some time before diagnosis constitutes the biochemical background for the effect of some of the above variables.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Body Constitution
  • Estrogens / urine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening*
  • Menopause
  • Middle Aged
  • Netherlands
  • Pregnancy
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk
  • Uterine Neoplasms / epidemiology*


  • Estrogens