1991 Study 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.
Sources and more information
- Increased risk of profound weight loss among women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero, Behavioral and neural biology, NCBI PMID: 2059190, 1991 May.
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