Oct 22, 1977

Prolactin, oestrogen, and lipids in breast fluid

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E L Wynder, P Hill

Abstract

Concentrations of prolactin, oestrogens, and lipids were measured in the plasma and breast-duct fluid of 8 non-lactating premenopausal women without a known history of breast disease. Concentrations of prolactin, oestrogen, and triglycerides were significantly higher in ductal fluid than in plasma, but there was little difference with cholesterol concentration. The high concentrations of prolactin and oestrogen found in the ductal fluid of Western women may be relevant to development of breast cancer.

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PRL
Entire Duct
Epicholesterol
Premenopausal Symptoms
Estradiol, (16 alpha,17 beta)-Isomer
Breast Fluid
Breast Diseases
European Continental Ancestry Group
Body Parts - Canal
PRL gene

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