Abdominal fat is linked to risk of ER-negative breast cancer

12/15/2010 | U.S. News & World Report

Researchers found that premenopausal women with a large waist in proportion to their hips or more fat deposits in their abdomen were more likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than ER-positive breast cancer. The findings may suggest that fat deposits increase ER-negative breast cancer risk via an insulin-related pathway, researchers said.

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