Hormone-related factors and gynecological conditions in relation to endometrial cancer risk

Antonella Zucchetto, Diego Serraino, Jerry Polesel, Eva Negri, Angela De Paoli, Luigino Dal Maso, Maurizio Montella, Carlo La Vecchia, Silvia Franceschi, Renato Talamini

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The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of menstrual and reproductive variables, breastfeeding, exogenous hormones, and gynecological conditions on endometrial cancer risk. We conducted a case-control study in Italy, including 454 women with endometrial cancer and 908 hospital controls. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using multivariate logistic regression models. Endometrial cancer risk was inversely associated with age at menarche (OR = 0.7, 95% CI = 0.5-1.0, for ≥14 vs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-321
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009


  • Case-control study
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Exogenous hormones
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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