Study links obesity to breast cancer

November 6, 2014 5:58 PM

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According to two new studies, obesity increases the risk for breast cancer in post-menopausal Hispanic and African-American women.

The first study, from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, analyzed 3,200 Hispanic women and found that those who gain weight through adulthood – especially after menopause – had a higher risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors.

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