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Association between body mass index and risk of breast cancer in Tunisian women.
Ann Saudi Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(4):393-7
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Msolly Awatef
Gharbi Olfa
Mahmoudi Kacem
Limem Sami
Hochlef Makram
Ben Ahmed Slim
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Department of Medical Oncology, University College Hospital, Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia.
Ann Saudi Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(4):393-7
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Background and Objectives: The number of breast cancer in women has increased dramatically in Tunisia. The cause is perceived to stem from adaptation to a westernized life style which increases body mass index (BMI). This study aimed to investigate the association between BMI and breast cancer among Tunisian women. noneDesign and Setting: Hospital-based case control study of breast cancer patients seen between November 2006 and April 2009 at the University College Hospital Farhat Hached in Sousse, Tunisia. Patients and Methods: Standardized questionnaires concerning BMI and other anthropometric data were completed on 400 breast cancer cases and 400 controls. The controls were frequency-matched to the cases by age. Results: BMI at diagnosis was positively correlated with the risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women (P
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21808117 View in PubMed
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