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Martin Ahlgren, Jan Wohlfahrt, Lina W. Olsen, Thorkild I.A. Sørensen and Mads Melbye Birth weight and risk of cancer Cancer 110

Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22773

In a cohort study of more than 200,000 men and women, we observed a 7% increase in cancer risk per 1000‒g increase in birth weight. Few cancers demonstrated nonlinear associations with birth weight, and testicular cancer was found to be negatively associated with birth weight.

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