Puberty, breast cancer, and the environment

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BABCERC)
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Myriad factors, including biology, the environment, lifestyle, and body composition, influence the age at which puberty begins. Studies have shown that women who start menstruating at an early age have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This research in this report stems from the hypothesis that early environmental exposures can influence mammary gland or breast development and the age when puberty begins, which may in turn affect the risk of breast cancer in later life.

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Includes bibliographical references.