de Klerk, Nicholas; Milne, Elizabeth
December 2008
Radiation Protection Dosimetry;Special Issue 2008, Vol. 132 Issue 2, p255
Academic Journal
Many studies have looked at the association between birth weight and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children, but few have been able to examine the growth by incorporating estimates of gestational age. Recent results suggest that increased growth is associated with increased risk of childhood leukaemia. Evidence is also gathering that certain dietary intakes, possibly folate, in mothers, are also related to leukaemia occurrence. If these associations are real, they may be operating through growth factor pathways.


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