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Body mass index and risk of liver cirrhosis in middle aged UK women: prospective study

Liu, Bette; Balkwill, Angela; Reeves, Gillian; Beral, Valerie; Million Women Study


OBJECTIVE To determine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and liver cirrhosis and the contribution that BMI and alcohol consumption make to the incidence of liver cirrhosis in middle aged women in the UK. DESIGN Prospective cohort study (Million Women Study). SETTING Women recruited from 1996 to 2001 in NHS breast screening centres and followed by record linkage to routinely collected information on hospital admissions and deaths. PARTICIPANTS 1 230 662 women (mean age 56 years at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-03-12
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c912


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