Breast cancer risks not equal for black, white women

04/21/2009 | Yahoo!

Results from an ongoing study show white and black women in the U.S. share some breast cancer risk factors but also have distinctive risks, according to U.S. researchers. Both groups have a 20% higher risk of the disease if they overweight, obese or inactive, researchers said. The risk was 10% higher for black women with a family history of breast cancer than for white women, who had a higher risk than black women if they previously had benign breast disease.

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