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Breast Cancer in Developing Countries: Opportunities for Improved Survival
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2010)
Breast cancer survival in the USA has continually improved over the last six decades and has largely been accredited to the use of mammography, advanced surgical procedures, and adjuvant therapies. Data indicate, however, ...
Towards an integrated model for breast cancer etiology: The lifelong interplay of genes, lifestyle, and hormones
(BioMed Central, 2004)
While the association of a number of risk factors, such as family history and reproductive patterns, with breast cancer has been well established for many years, work in the past 10–15 years also has added substantially ...
Adolescent diet and risk of breast cancer
(BioMed Central, 2003)
Background: Early life exposures, including diet, have been implicated in the etiology of breast cancer. Methods: A nested case-control study was conducted among participants in the Nurses' Health Study who completed a ...
Gender-Related Differences in the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and their Correlates in Urban Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2009)
Background: Urban areas in Africa suffer a serious problem with dual burden of infectious diseases and emerging chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes which pose a serious threat to population ...
Does Diet Affect Breast Cancer Risk?
(BioMed Central, 2004)
The role of specific dietary factors in breast cancer causation is not completely resolved. Results from prospective studies do not support the concept that fat intake in middle life has a major relation to breast cancer ...
trans-Fatty Acid Isomers in Adipose Tissue Have Divergent Associations with Adiposity in Humans
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between adipose tissue trans-fatty acid isomers and adiposity. This cross-sectional study included 1,785 subjects from Costa Rica. Fatty acid concentrations (as a ...
Prospective Study of Pre-Gravid Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and the Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
(American Diabetes Association, 2009)
OBJECTIVE: Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) was related to an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in several recent studies among middle- or older-aged populations. Studies on SSB consumption ...
Diet, nutrition, and avoidable cancer
(US Department of Health and Human Services, 1995)
In a 1981 review, Doll and Peto estimated that approximately 35% of cancer deaths in the United States were potentially avoidable by the modification of diet but that this percentage might be as low as 10% or as high as ...
Predictors of Plasma Concentrations of DDE and PCBs in a Group of U.S. Women.
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1999)
We evaluated predictors of plasma concentrations of dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), a metabolite of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a group of 240 women, controls from ...
Non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: the case for cohort studies
(Public Library of Science, 2010)
Michelle Holmes and colleagues argue that there is an urgent need for longitudinal cohorts based in sub-Saharan Africa to address the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases in the region.