Decrease of circulating level of SHBG in postmenopausal obese women as a risk factor in breast cancer: reversible effect of weight loss.

Levels of circulating estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (Adione), 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) were measured in 10 obese postmenopausal patients with breast cancer and in 10 obese postmenopausal control subjects matched for age, body size, and menopausal status. T3, T4, and SHBG… CONTINUE READING