Increased risk of profound weight loss among women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero

Carl R. Gustavson, Joan C. Gustavson, Kenneth L. Noller, Peter C. O'Brien, L. Joseph Melton, Andres J. Pumariega, Raymond H. Kaufman, Theodore Colton

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Abstract

We surveyed 1711 women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero, and 919 women not exposed, concerning lifetime weight loss histories. The prevalence of a history of unexplained profoundly low body weight (weight less than or equal to 80% of expected weight for age, sex, and height) was 18.7 per 1000 in the exposed group compared to 3.3 per 1000 in the unexposed group; a 5.72 to 1 ratio of increased risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalBehavioral and Neural Biology
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Physiology

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