Ovarian cancer and body size: individual participant meta-analysis including 25,157 women with ovarian cancer from 47 epidemiological studies

Berit Jul Mosgaard, Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer

174 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Only about half the studies that have collected information on the relevance of women's height and body mass index to their risk of developing ovarian cancer have published their results, and findings are inconsistent. Here, we bring together the worldwide evidence, published and unpublished, and describe these relationships.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLOS Medicine
Volume9
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)e1001200
ISSN1549-1676
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Weight
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Obesity
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Risk Factors

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