Birth size linked to breast cancer risk, study says

09/30/2008 | Reuters

An analysis of 32 studies involving 600,000 women found a strong association between breast cancer and birth size, birth length and head circumference. The study found women with birth weights of 4 kilograms or more had a 12% higher risk of breast cancer than women weighing 3 to 3.5 kilograms at birth.

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