High bone mass as a marker for breast cancer risk

Kimberly O'Brien, Benjamin Caballero

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Postmenopausal women in the highest quartile for metacarpal bone mass were found to have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, after adjusting for age and other variables known to influence breast cancer risk. Although the mechanisms responsible for this relationship have not been identified, postmenopausal bone mass may serve as an indicator of cumulative estrogen exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalNutrition reviews
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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