The association between breast cancer and diet and other factors

Asia Pac J Public Health. 1994;7(2):98-104. doi: 10.1177/101053959400700204.


To explore the effects of diet and other factors on breast cancer development, a case-control study was conducted in Tianjin between 1986-87. After adjusting for confounding factors, it was found that factors associated with increased risk of breast cancer included --early age at menarche; late age at menopause; late age at first birth; high Qutelet's index; histories of breast wound, disease and benign tumor; and a family history of malignant tumor, high fat, high calorie, low vegetable intake; elevated serum cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol; and lower levels of serum HDL-cholesterol and whole blood selenium.

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • China / epidemiology
  • Diet*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Odds Ratio
  • Risk Factors