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Revista Costarricense de Salud Pública

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BOSSO, Fabio Eduardo  and  DE OLIVEIRA BOLDRINI, Vinícius. Factores de riesgo asociados al cáncer de la glándula tiroides en mujeres: Risk Factors Associated With Thyroid Cancer Gland in Women. Rev. costarric. salud pública [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.2, pp.130-136. ISSN 1409-1429.

Background: The cancer study as a factor in the global scenario, the epidemiological transition and the incidence of disease in developing countries.   Objective: To review the literature on risk factors associated with thyroid cancer in women. Methods: We performed a search in the first half of 2011 in virtual database EMBASE using three key-words in English: thyroid cancer, risk factors and women. The search was refined to articles published in the years 2010 and 2011 and controlled studies. We selected thirteen articles and ten were included.   Results: Is possible cluster the risk factors presented in included studies into three groups: environmental factors (n=4), drug use or treatment (n = 3) and, finally, characteristics of individuals and their daily habits (n = 3).   Conclusion: Women, low BMI, age at onset of cancer, obesity, Hashimoto’s thyroidits and eating habits with excessive consumption of cruciferous plants, are risk factors associated with thyroid cancer gland

Keywords : Thyroid cancer; risk factors; women.

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