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Menstrual cycle characteristics and steroid hormone, prolactin, and growth factor levels in premenopausal women.

Authors
  • Farland, Leslie V1, 2
  • Mu, Fan3
  • Eliassen, A Heather3, 4
  • Hankinson, Susan E3, 4, 5
  • Tworoger, Shelley S3, 4, 6
  • Barbieri, Robert L7
  • Dowsett, Mitch8
  • Pollak, Michael N9
  • Missmer, Stacey A3, 7, 4, 10
  • 1 Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA. [email protected]
  • 3 Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 4 Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 5 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.
  • 6 Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA.
  • 7 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.
  • 8 Academic Department of Biochemistry, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK.
  • 9 Department of Oncology, McGill University and Lady Davis Research Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 10 Division of Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer Causes & Control
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
28
Issue
12
Pages
1441–1452
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10552-017-0971-2
PMID: 29086892
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Early-life and adulthood menstrual characteristics are moderately associated with mid-to-late reproductive year's hormone concentrations. These relations of menstrual characteristics with endogenous hormone levels could partially account for associations between menstrual characteristics and reproductive cancers or other chronic diseases.

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