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The effects of childbearing on women's body mass index, and on the risk of diabetes mellitus, or ischaemic heart disease after the menopause

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Background: Excess adiposity, diabetes mellitus, and ischaemic heart disease are common important causes of morbidity and premature mortality in postmenopausal women in the UK. A large amount of data exists on known risk factors for these conditions, and for risk factors men and women share there is little evidence to suggest sex-based differences. It has been suggested that factors unique to women (such as parity and breastfeeding) may also influence risk. The nature of the relationship b...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Oxford college:
Keble College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Public Health
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:5c86d91f-973d-4ff7-a8e7-4e8642a541df
Local pid:
ora:6566

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