Study links combination of weight, low levels of good cholesterol with breast cancer

08/4/2004 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

New research shows a higher risk for postmenopausal breast cancer among women who are overweight and have lower levels of HDL, or "good" cholesterol. Researchers speculate that the women may harbor excess hormones called androgens, which are linked to breast cancer, but they add that the findings do not mean higher levels of HDL cholesterol prevent cancer.

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