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Predictors of Mammographic Breast Density and Validation of Dietary Intake in a Cohort of Mexican Women (2010)

Title:

Predictors of Mammographic Breast Density and Validation of Dietary Intake in a Cohort of Mexican Women

Key words:

mammographic breast density, diet, physical activity, nutritional biomarkers, insulin growth factors, Mexican women

Research Institution:

International Agency for Research on Cancer

Location:

France

Researcher:

Isabelle Romieu

Project Description:

This prospective study among Mexican women is evaluating the associations between mammographic breast density � a predictor of breast cancer � and specific factors, including diet, physical activity, biomarkers of obesity, biomarkers of nutritional status, circulating estradiol, and growth factors. The goal to identify the risk factors of mammographic breast density will allow early preventive measures of breast cancer for Mexican women living in Mexico and in the United States.

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