Breast Cancer Risk Up with Hyperlipidemia

July 7, 2014 4:51 PM

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Rahul Potluri, MBBS, from Aston University in Birmingham, UK, and colleagues examined the risk of breast cancer among patients with and without hyperlipidemia in the Algorithm for Comorbidities, Associations, Length of stay and Mortality study population. Of the 664,159 women, 22,938 patients (3.5%) had hyperlipidemia and 9,312 had breast cancer.

The researchers found that 2.3% of the patients with hyperlipidemia had breast cancer, compared with 1.4% of those without hyperlipidemia. The presence of hyperlipidemia was associated with a 1.64-fold increase in the risk of having breast cancer, after accounting for the time from first presentatio...

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