Breast Cancer :: Hip size of mothers linked to breast cancer in daughters

In a study of the maternity records of more than 6,000 women, David J.P. Barker, M.D., Ph.D., and Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., of Oregon Health & Science University discovered a strong correlation between the size and shape of a woman’s hips and her daughter’s risk of breast cancer. Wide, round hips, the researchers postulated, represent markers of high sex hormone concentrations in the mother, which increase her daughter’s vulnerability to breast cancer.

Breast Cancer :: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2007, US

A Proclamation by George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America. He called upon Government officials, businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, volunteers, and the people of the United States to continue Nation’s strong commitment to preventing, treating, and ultimately curing breast cancer.

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