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Risk of breast cancer among Norwegian women with visual impairment

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Cancer, February 2001
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Title
Risk of breast cancer among Norwegian women with visual impairment
Published in
British Journal of Cancer, February 2001
DOI 10.1054/bjoc.2000.1617
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Authors

J Kliukiene, T Tynes, A Andersen

Abstract

Experimental studies suggest that melatonin has a protective effect against breast cancer. Exposure to light suppresses melatonin secretion, but to a lesser degree in totally blind persons. Breast cancer was investigated in a cohort of 15 412 Norwegian visually impaired women. The risk among totally blind women was 0.64 (95% CI = 0.21-1.49, 5 cases only), and for those who became blind before age of 65, the SIR was 0.51 (95% CI = 0.11-1.49). Our findings give support to the 'melatonin hypothesis'.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Israel 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Denmark 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 43 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 25%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Professor 5 10%
Other 12 24%
Unknown 3 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 31%
Psychology 7 14%
Environmental Science 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 10%
Neuroscience 3 6%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 6 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 July 2020.
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#10,332,172
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#95,774
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Outputs of similar age from British Journal of Cancer
#91
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