Lia Kubelka Fernandes de Carlos Back

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Breast cancer (BC) is a complex disease and obesity is a well-known risk factor for its development, especially after menopause. Several studies have shown Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) linked to overweight and obesity, such as: rs1121980 (T/C) and rs9939609 (A/T) in Fat Mass and Obesity Associated gene (FTO) and rs17782313 (T/C) in Melanocortin 4(More)
Interleukin-18 (IL-18) is a key cytokine responsible for immune response and involved in the process of cancer development. In this case-control study, we tested whether IL-18 promoter polymorphism contributes to breast cancer susceptibility in Brazilian patients. The two groups studied were 154 patients with breast cancer and 118 healthy individuals. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association of the polymorphisms of the interleukin-18 (IL-18) gene with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and with risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). METHODS This sample comprised 97 patients with RA and 151 healthy controls. In the patients, risk factors for CVD were analyzed, such as cholesterol levels, arterial(More)
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