Poverty, body fat linked to breast cancer recurrence risk

12/4/2007 | Medscape (free registration)

A new study found that low-income women tend to have higher levels of body fat and a higher risk for recurrence of breast cancer and that women with a body mass index of 30 or higher have a 20% greater risk for recurrence than those with BMIs under 25. Researchers said the findings indicate that obesity prevention efforts could improve breast cancer outcomes.

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