Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

April 20, 2015 6:00 PM

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MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk.

"Since breast density is associated with breast cancer risk, a better understanding of racial differences in breast density levels could help us identify women at the highest risk for breast cancer and target prevention strategies to those women," study author Anne Marie McCarthy, said in a news rel...

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