Obesity in African-American Women Associated With Breast Cancer

Published:February 20th, 2011

A recent study published just this month by Cancer states that obese African-American women are at risk for the development of breast cancer.  However this obesity-breast cancer relationship is almost nonexistent in Hispanic women.

In this study, 471 African-American and Hispanic women with and without breast cancer were recruited. Body mass index and other medical histories were then evaluated and assessed.

The researchers’ findings: Breast cancer was observed to be higher in obese women with a BMI of 30 and above. Furthermore, they were also able to extract a direct relationship with postmenopausal stage, obesity and breast cancer. This direct relationship between obesity and breast cancer was most pronounced in the African-American women who joined this study.

Because of these findings, the researchers have concluded that a relationship exists between obesity and breast cancer incidence most particularly in African-American women. However, a larger-scale study is still necessary to further establish this fact.

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