Obesity-associated Breast Cancer: Analysis of risk factors.

  title={Obesity-associated Breast Cancer: Analysis of risk factors.},
  author={Atilla Engin},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
Several studies show that a significantly stronger association is obvious between increased body mass index (BMI) and higher breast cancer incidence. Furthermore, obese women are at higher risk of all-cause and breast cancer specific mortality when compared to non-obese women with breast cancer. In this context, increased levels of estrogens due to excessive aromatization activity of the adipose tissue, overexpression of pro-inflammatory cytokines, insulin resistance, hyperactivation of insulin… CONTINUE READING
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