Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics Confirmed in Studies

November 3, 2014 6:14 PM

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(HealthDay News) — Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, according to two new U.S. studies presented Thursday at the American Institute for Cancer Research's (AICR) annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

One study included research on 3,285 Hispanic women which indicated that being overweight or obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor (ER)-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors among postmenopausal women. "We've known this for a long time for white women, but now we are see...

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