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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Soy formula linked with early onset fibroids

This study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives 2011 Nov 2

Study title and authors
Early-Life Exposures and Early Onset Uterine Leiomyomata in Black Women in the Sister Study.
D'Aloisio AA, Baird DD, Deroo LA, Sandler DP.

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Uterine leiomyomata (fibroids) are hormonally responsive tumors, but little is known about risk factors. Early-life exposures may influence uterine development and subsequent response to hormones in adulthood.

The study evaluated associations of early-life and childhood exposures with early onset fibroids in 3,534 black women.

D'Aloisio found that the dietary risk factor for the development of fibroids was having been fed soy formula.