Cattle Virus That Causes Leukemia Triples Breast Cancer Risk In Women

September 17, 2015 6:38 PM

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In a first, a new study claims that exposure to bovine leukemia virus (BLV) that causes cancer in cattle could increases risk of breast cancer in women.

Business Standard reports findings of the study published in PLOS ONE. Accordingly, 239 breast cancer tissue samples showed evidence of exposure to BLV. In the study around 59 percent of breast cancer tissue indicated presence of viral DNA as against 29 percent non-cancerous samples with possible ex...

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