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Maternal High-Fat Diet and Breast Cancer Risk Among Offspring (1998)

Title:

Maternal High-Fat Diet and Breast Cancer Risk Among Offspring

Key words:

pregnancy, high-fat diet, estrogen levels

Research Institution:

Georgetown University

Location:

District of Columbia

Researcher:

Leena A Hilakivi-Clarke

Project Description:

Dr. Hilakivi-Clarke investigated whether a high fat diet during pregnancy, which leads to elevated serum estradiol levels, can increase breast cancer risk in the female offspring, presumably through changes in estrogen receptor levels and/or function and eicosand metabolism in the mammary gland.

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