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Walter C. Willett, Dr.P.H., M.D.

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This page shows the publications co-authored by Walter Willett and A Eliassen.
Connection Strength

9.154
  1. Physical activity and risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Oct 25; 170(19):1758-64.
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    Score: 0.470
  2. Healthful and Unhealthful Plant-Based Diets and Risk of Breast Cancer in U.S. Women: Results from the Nurses' Health Studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Jul 21.
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    Score: 0.247
  3. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Artificially Sweetened Beverages, and Breast Cancer Risk: Results From 2 Prospective US Cohorts. J Nutr. 2021 Jun 10.
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    Score: 0.246
  4. Diabetes Risk Reduction Diet and Survival after Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Cancer Res. 2021 Aug 01; 81(15):4155-4162.
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    Score: 0.245
  5. A lipid-related metabolomic pattern of diet quality. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 12 10; 112(6):1613-1630.
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    Score: 0.237
  6. Prospective study of a diabetes risk reduction diet and the risk of breast cancer. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 12 10; 112(6):1492-1503.
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    Score: 0.237
  7. Postdiagnostic Dietary Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, Dietary Insulin Index, and Insulin Load and Breast Cancer Survival. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 02; 30(2):335-343.
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    Score: 0.236
  8. Postdiagnostic Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Breast Cancer Survival: Prospective Analyses in the Nurses' Health Studies. Cancer Res. 2020 11 15; 80(22):5134-5143.
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    Score: 0.236
  9. Fruit and vegetable consumption and breast cancer incidence: Repeated measures over 30 years of follow-up. Int J Cancer. 2019 04 01; 144(7):1496-1510.
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    Score: 0.207
  10. Dairy Consumption in Adolescence and Early Adulthood and Risk of Breast Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 05; 27(5):575-584.
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    Score: 0.198
  11. Erythrocyte membrane fatty acids and breast cancer risk: a prospective analysis in the nurses' health study II. Int J Cancer. 2018 03 15; 142(6):1116-1129.
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    Score: 0.192
  12. Healthy Dietary Patterns and Oxidative Stress as Measured by Fluorescent Oxidation Products in Nurses' Health Study. Nutrients. 2016 Sep 21; 8(9).
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    Score: 0.177
  13. Authors' reply to Henderson. BMJ. 2016 08 15; 354:i4226.
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    Score: 0.176
  14. Lifetime grain consumption and breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Sep; 159(2):335-45.
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    Score: 0.176
  15. Fruit and vegetable consumption in adolescence and early adulthood and risk of breast cancer: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2016 05 11; 353:i2343.
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    Score: 0.173
  16. Dietary Patterns and Plasma Sex Hormones, Prolactin, and Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin in Premenopausal Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 05; 25(5):791-8.
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    Score: 0.171
  17. Healthy dietary patterns and risk of breast cancer by molecular subtype. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Feb; 155(3):579-88.
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    Score: 0.170
  18. Dietary Fiber Intake in Young Adults and Breast Cancer Risk. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar; 137(3):e20151226.
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    Score: 0.169
  19. Alcohol consumption and risk of breast cancer by molecular subtype: Prospective analysis of the nurses' health study after 26 years of follow-up. Int J Cancer. 2016 Mar 01; 138(5):1094-101.
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    Score: 0.166
  20. Premenopausal plasma carotenoids, fluorescent oxidation products, and subsequent breast cancer risk in the nurses' health studies. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jun; 151(2):415-25.
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    Score: 0.161
  21. Adolescent and Early Adulthood Dietary Carbohydrate Quantity and Quality in Relation to Breast Cancer Risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Jul; 24(7):1111-20.
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    Score: 0.160
  22. The interaction between early-life body size and physical activity on risk of breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2015 Aug 01; 137(3):571-81.
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    Score: 0.156
  23. Adolescent meat intake and breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2015 Apr 15; 136(8):1909-20.
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    Score: 0.154
  24. Alcohol consumption in relation to plasma sex hormones, prolactin, and sex hormone-binding globulin in premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec; 23(12):2943-53.
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    Score: 0.154
  25. Dietary protein sources in early adulthood and breast cancer incidence: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2014 Jun 10; 348:g3437.
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    Score: 0.151
  26. Premenopausal dietary fat in relation to pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 May; 145(1):255-65.
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    Score: 0.149
  27. Premenopausal plasma ferritin levels, HFE polymorphisms, and risk of breast cancer in the nurses' health study II. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Mar; 23(3):516-24.
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    Score: 0.147
  28. Food predictors of plasma carotenoids. Nutrients. 2013 Oct 11; 5(10):4051-66.
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    Score: 0.144
  29. Plasma enterolactone and breast cancer risk in the Nurses' Health Study II. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun; 139(3):801-9.
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    Score: 0.141
  30. Plasma carotenoid- and retinol-weighted multi-SNP scores and risk of breast cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May; 22(5):927-36.
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    Score: 0.139
  31. ß-Carotene 15,15'-monooxygenase 1 single nucleotide polymorphisms in relation to plasma carotenoid and retinol concentrations in women of European descent. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec; 96(6):1379-89.
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    Score: 0.135
  32. Urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites and subsequent risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women. Cancer Res. 2012 Feb 01; 72(3):696-706.
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    Score: 0.127
  33. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study II. Breast Cancer Res. 2011 May 11; 13(3):R50.
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    Score: 0.122
  34. Adult weight change and incidence of premenopausal breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2012 Feb 15; 130(4):902-9.
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    Score: 0.122
  35. Reproducibility of plasma and urine biomarkers among premenopausal and postmenopausal women from the Nurses' Health Studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Apr; 19(4):938-46.
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    Score: 0.113
  36. Use of aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and acetaminophen and risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women in the Nurses' Health Study II. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Jan 26; 169(2):115-21; discussion 121.
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    Score: 0.104
  37. A prospective study of grapefruit and grapefruit juice intake and breast cancer risk. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jan 15; 98(1):240-1.
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    Score: 0.096
  38. Adult weight change and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. JAMA. 2006 Jul 12; 296(2):193-201.
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    Score: 0.087
  39. Serum lipids, lipid-lowering drugs, and the risk of breast cancer. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Oct 24; 165(19):2264-71.
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    Score: 0.083
  40. Publisher Correction: Overview of the Microbiome Among Nurses study (Micro-N) as an example of prospective characterization of the microbiome within cohort studies. Nat Protoc. 2021 Sep; 16(9):4538.
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    Score: 0.062
  41. Dairy foods, calcium, and risk of breast cancer overall and for subtypes defined by estrogen receptor status: a pooled analysis of 21 cohort studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 08 02; 114(2):450-461.
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    Score: 0.062
  42. Consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages and breast cancer survival. Cancer. 2021 Aug 01; 127(15):2762-2773.
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    Score: 0.061
  43. Overview of the Microbiome Among Nurses study (Micro-N) as an example of prospective characterization of the microbiome within cohort studies. Nat Protoc. 2021 06; 16(6):2724-2731.
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    Score: 0.061
  44. Post-diagnostic coffee and tea consumption and breast cancer survival. Br J Cancer. 2021 May; 124(11):1873-1881.
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    Score: 0.060
  45. Body size and weight change over adulthood and risk of breast cancer by menopausal and hormone receptor status: a pooled analysis of 20 prospective cohort studies. Eur J Epidemiol. 2021 Jan; 36(1):37-55.
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    Score: 0.059
  46. Sustained Weight Loss and Risk of Breast Cancer in Women 50 Years and Older: A Pooled Analysis of Prospective Data. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 09 01; 112(9):929-937.
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    Score: 0.058
  47. Metabolomic Signatures of Long-term Coffee Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women. Diabetes Care. 2020 10; 43(10):2588-2596.
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    Score: 0.058
  48. Risk of COVID-19 among front-line health-care workers and the general community: a prospective cohort study. Lancet Public Health. 2020 09; 5(9):e475-e483.
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    Score: 0.058
  49. Risk of COVID-19 among frontline healthcare workers and the general community: a prospective cohort study. medRxiv. 2020 May 25.
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    Score: 0.057
  50. The COronavirus Pandemic Epidemiology (COPE) Consortium: A Call to Action. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 07; 29(7):1283-1289.
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    Score: 0.057
  51. Metabolome-Wide Association Study of the Relationship Between Habitual Physical Activity and Plasma Metabolite Levels. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 11 01; 188(11):1932-1943.
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    Score: 0.055
  52. Circulating Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer Risk: An International Pooling Project of 17 Cohorts. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 02 01; 111(2):158-169.
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    Score: 0.052
  53. Plasma B-vitamin and one-carbon metabolites and risk of breast cancer before and after folic acid fortification in the United States. Int J Cancer. 2019 04 15; 144(8):1929-1940.
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    Score: 0.052
  54. Polygenic Risk Scores for Prediction of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Subtypes. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 01 03; 104(1):21-34.
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    Score: 0.052
  55. Addition of a polygenic risk score, mammographic density, and endogenous hormones to existing breast cancer risk prediction models: A nested case-control study. PLoS Med. 2018 09; 15(9):e1002644.
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    Score: 0.051
  56. A transcriptome-wide association study of 229,000 women identifies new candidate susceptibility genes for breast cancer. Nat Genet. 2018 07; 50(7):968-978.
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    Score: 0.050
  57. Cigarette Smoking and Risk of Early Natural Menopause. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 04 01; 187(4):696-704.
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    Score: 0.049
  58. Identification of ten variants associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer. Nat Genet. 2017 Dec; 49(12):1767-1778.
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    Score: 0.048
  59. Association analysis identifies 65 new breast cancer risk loci. Nature. 2017 11 02; 551(7678):92-94.
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    Score: 0.048
  60. Breast cancer risk factors in relation to estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor, and Ki67 expression in normal breast tissue. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2017; 3:39.
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    Score: 0.048
  61. Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk in Younger Women According to Family History of Breast Cancer and Folate Intake. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Sep 01; 186(5):524-531.
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    Score: 0.047
  62. Rotating Night-Shift Work and the Risk of Breast Cancer in the Nurses' Health Studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Sep 01; 186(5):532-540.
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    Score: 0.047
  63. Breast cancer risk prediction: an update to the Rosner-Colditz breast cancer incidence model. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 Nov; 166(1):227-240.
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    Score: 0.047
  64. The Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaboration: A Pooling Project of Studies Participating in the National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 09; 26(9):1360-1369.
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    Score: 0.047
  65. Weight and weight changes in early adulthood and later breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2017 05 01; 140(9):2003-2014.
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    Score: 0.046
  66. Adolescent Diet Quality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Middle-Aged Women. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 12 20; 5(12).
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    Score: 0.045
  67. Population Attributable Risk of Modifiable and Nonmodifiable Breast Cancer Risk Factors in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 12 15; 184(12):884-893.
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    Score: 0.045
  68. History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Risk of Incident Invasive Breast Cancer among Parous Women in the Nurses' Health Study II Prospective Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 03; 26(3):321-327.
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    Score: 0.044
  69. Height and Body Size in Childhood, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood and Breast Cancer Risk According to Molecular Subtype in the Nurses' Health Studies. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2016 Sep; 9(9):732-8.
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    Score: 0.044
  70. Breast Cancer Research in the Nurses' Health Studies: Exposures Across the Life Course. Am J Public Health. 2016 Sep; 106(9):1592-8.
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    Score: 0.044
  71. Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2016 May 31; 353:i2610.
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    Score: 0.043
  72. Cross-Cancer Genome-Wide Analysis of Lung, Ovary, Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Reveals Novel Pleiotropic Associations. Cancer Res. 2016 09 01; 76(17):5103-14.
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    Score: 0.043
  73. Association Between a Healthy Heart Score and the Development of Clinical Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Women: Potential Role for Primordial Prevention. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Feb; 9(2 Suppl 1):S77-85.
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    Score: 0.042
  74. Adolescent intake of animal fat and red meat in relation to premenopausal mammographic density. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Jan; 155(2):385-93.
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    Score: 0.042
  75. Alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk by estrogen receptor status: in a pooled analysis of 20 studies. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 06; 45(3):916-28.
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    Score: 0.041
  76. Short-term weight gain and breast cancer risk by hormone receptor classification among pre- and postmenopausal women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Apr; 150(3):643-53.
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    Score: 0.040
  77. Urinary melatonin concentration and the risk of breast cancer in Nurses' Health Study II. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Feb 01; 181(3):155-62.
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    Score: 0.039
  78. Teenage acne and cancer risk in US women: A prospective cohort study. Cancer. 2015 May 15; 121(10):1681-7.
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    Score: 0.039
  79. Healthy lifestyle in the primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease among young women. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jan 06; 65(1):43-51.
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    Score: 0.039
  80. Premenopausal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D, mammographic density, and risk of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jan; 149(2):479-87.
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    Score: 0.039
  81. Association between global biomarkers of oxidative stress and hip fracture in postmenopausal women: a prospective study. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Dec; 29(12):2577-83.
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    Score: 0.039
  82. Inclusion of endogenous hormone levels in risk prediction models of postmenopausal breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Oct 01; 32(28):3111-7.
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    Score: 0.038
  83. Dietary fat intake in relation to lethal breast cancer in two large prospective cohort studies. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul; 146(2):383-92.
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    Score: 0.038
  84. Plasma free 25-hydroxyvitamin D, vitamin D binding protein, and risk of breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study II. Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Jul; 25(7):819-27.
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    Score: 0.037
  85. Adolescent carotenoid intake and benign breast disease. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):e1292-8.
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    Score: 0.037
  86. Adolescent physical activity in relation to breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jun; 145(3):715-24.
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    Score: 0.037
  87. Associations between red meat intake and biomarkers of inflammation and glucose metabolism in women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Feb; 99(2):352-60.
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    Score: 0.036
  88. Plasma C-peptide, mammographic breast density, and risk of invasive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Oct; 22(10):1786-96.
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    Score: 0.036
  89. Premenopausal endogenous steroid hormones and breast cancer risk: results from the Nurses' Health Study II. Breast Cancer Res. 2013 Mar 06; 15(2):R19.
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    Score: 0.035
  90. Plasma adiponectin concentrations and risk of incident breast cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Apr; 92(4):1510-6.
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    Score: 0.023
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