Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Increased Risk Of Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis In Overweight, Insulin Resistant Women

“Women who have risk factors commonly associated with Type 2 diabetes also have much greater odds of being diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer, according to research presented 8 July 2008. University of Melbourne researcher Dr Anne Cust was a key collaborator on an international study, which was presented to the Population Health 2008 Conference in Brisbane. The study found that women who were overweight or had signs of insulin resistance - such as elevated blood glucose or insulin levels - were about 50 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer tumor. Insulin resistance is most commonly caused by being overweight and inactive and is often a precursor to Type 2 diabetes.”


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