An abstract based on this work was presented at the Third International Congress on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, November 2005, Toronto, Canada, and was published by R.C. Painter et al. in Pediatric Research 58:1048, 2005.
A possible link between prenatal exposure to famine and breast cancer: A preliminary study†
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Human Biology
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 853–856, November/December 2006
How to Cite
Painter, R.C., De Rooij, S.R., Bossuyt, P.M.M., Osmond, C., Barker, D.J.P., Bleker, O.P. and Roseboom, T.J. (2006), A possible link between prenatal exposure to famine and breast cancer: A preliminary study. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 18: 853–856. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.20564
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 12 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 26 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Received: 16 MAY 2006
- Netherlands Heart Foundation. Grant Numbers: 2001B087, 2003B165
- Medical Research Council, UK
- Academic Medical Centre
In a study of 475 women born around the 1944–1945 Dutch famine, women exposed to prenatal famine more often reported a history of breast cancer than nonexposed women (hazard ratio, 2.6; 95% confidence interval, 0.9–7.7). They also had alterations in reproductive risk factors. Prenatal famine may increase breast cancer incidence. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 18:853–856, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.