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Lifestyle factors and primary glioma and meningioma tumours in the Million Women Study cohort

Benson, Victoria S; Pirie, Kirstin; Green, Jane; Casabonne, Delphine; Beral, Valerie; Church, Judith; English, Ruth; Patnick, Julietta; Peto, Richard; Reeves, Gillian K; Vessey, Martin; Wallis, Matthew G; Banks, Emily


Previous studies have reported inconsistent results on the effect of anthropometric and lifestyle factors on the risk of developing glioma or meningioma tumours. A prospective cohort of 1.3 million middle-aged women was used to examine these relationships. During 7.7 million women-years of follow-up, a total of 1563 women were diagnosed with a primary incident central nervous system tumour: 646 tumours were classified as glioma and 390 as meningioma. Our results show that height is related to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Cancer
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604445


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