Type 2 May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in African-American Women

A new study published in the journal Cancer links type 2 diabetes to a greater risk of breast cancer in African-American women. The study looked at whether diabetes may be linked to certain breast cancer subtypes. The study followed nearly 55,000 women participating in the Black Women’s Health study, for eighteen years. The researchers found that the women who had type 2 diabetes had a 43% increased risk of developing the ER- subtype of breast cancer. Read more

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