Racial and ethnic disparities in the impact of obesity on breast cancer risk and survival: a global perspective.

@article{Bandera2015RacialAE,
  title={Racial and ethnic disparities in the impact of obesity on breast cancer risk and survival: a global perspective.},
  author={Elisa V. Bandera and Gertraud Maskarinec and Isabelle Romieu and Esther M John},
  journal={Advances in nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={803-19}
}
Obesity is a global concern, affecting both developed and developing countries. Although there are large variations in obesity and breast cancer rates worldwide and across racial/ethnic groups, most studies evaluating the impact of obesity on breast cancer risk and survival have been conducted in non-Hispanic white women in the United States or Europe. Given the known racial/ethnic differences in tumor hormone receptor subtype distribution, obesity prevalence, and risk factor profiles, we… CONTINUE READING