Jingmei Li worked with a team of researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden to study the relationship between body size and characteristics of childhood cancer in 2818 a group of Swedish patients suffering from breast cancer and 3111 controls. He said: Our main conclusion is that a large body type in seven years was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Although strongly associated with other risk factors such as age at menarche, adult BMI and breast density, size at age seven years remained a significant protective factor after adjustment for these other questions. These findings may have important implications. The researchers conclude: Given the strength of the associations, and the ease of finding information on the infantile form of old photographs, childhood body size is potentially useful for the construction of risk of breast cancer or predictive models.
Size in seven years was also found to determine the characteristics of tumors, in particular, estrogen receptor status. The researchers classified the size of the baby’s body was derived from nine numbered pictograms ranging from very thin to very fat . Subjects rated their own body type of the current state and how he remembers seven years. These selections were then used for the group as lean , medium and large . Li said: It seems paradoxical that a large body size during childhood can reduce the risk of breast cancer, for birth weight and very high adult body mass index has been shown to increase the risk of cancer the breast. There are still unanswered questions about the mechanisms of this protective effect of the conduct.
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Rodger added: It ‘vital for doctors to make sure to gather as much information as possible on the previous state of health of the patient if their current difficulties to enable them to decide what is in the best interest of the patient s.