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More adipose tissue increases breast cancer risk after menopause

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Michael Monostra From: Higher amounts of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, according to a presenter at ObesityWeek 2022. In findings from nearly 10,000 women who enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative from 1993 to 1998, the risk for breast cancer for postmenopausal women with excess visceral …