High-fat or ethinyl-oestradiol intake during pregnancy increases mammary cancer risk in several generations of offspring
de Assis, Sonia
Cruz, M. Idalia
Huang, Tim H. M.
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Environmental factors can influence one's susceptibility to cancer, but it is not clear whether such an influence extends beyond the directly exposed generations. Here, feeding pregnant rats with a high-fat diet or a hormone derivative, the authors observe increased breast cancer risk in up to three subsequent generations.