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Height, weight, and dietary factors

Obesity is associated with an increased mortality from ovarian cancer.[36] In cohort studies, height and body mass index (BMI),[37,38] including high BMI during adolescence,[38] were associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer, suggesting a role for diet and nutrition during the adolescent period.

Associations with specific dietary factors and ovarian cancer are not consistent among observational studies.[39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47]


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