Risk factors for breast cancer

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6969.1662 (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1662

Socioeconomic differences might be explained by body mass

  1. David Torgerson
  1. Research fellow, Health Economics and Health Services Research Units, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB9 2ZD.

    EDITOR,—Andrew G Carnon and colleagues could not explain socioeconomic differences in survival from breast cancer by difference in tumour stage or biology.1 An alternative explanation might lie in differences in body mass. Heavier women have …

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