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Michael F. Leitzmann, Corinna Koebnick, Kim N. Danforth, Louise A. Brinton, Steven C. Moore, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Arthur Schatzkin and James V. Lacey Jr Body mass index and risk of ovarian cancer Cancer 115

Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24086

The authors prospectively investigated the association between body mass index (BMI) and ovarian cancer among US women from 1996 through 1997 to December 31, 2003. Exploratory analyses suggested a positive association between BMI and ovarian cancer among women without a family history of ovarian cancer, but no relation with BMI was apparent among women with a positive family history of ovarian cancer. Obesity was suspected as being associated with enhanced ovarian cancer risk through a hormonal mechanism.

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