From the USA: Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity Independently Linked to Breast Cancer

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obesity have independent and distinct associations with breast cancer subtypes and mortality, according to a study published online May 13 in Cancer.

Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., from The Lundquist Institute in Torrance, California, and colleagues examined the associations of MetS and obesity with postmenopausal breast cancer. The study population included 63,330 postmenopausal women without prior breast cancer and with normal mammogram, who had an entry MetS score (0, 1 to 2, 3 to 4), which included high waist circumference, high blood pressure, high-cholesterol history, and diabetes history.

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