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Genetic marker could raise breast cancer risk in obese women

from LiveScience via The Huffington Post

Women who have a certain genetic marker may be at increased risk for breast cancer, especially if they are overweight or obese, a new study suggests. In the study, white women with the genetic marker were nearly 70 percent more likely to have breast cancer compared to those without the marker. And if women were overweight or obese and had the marker, their risk of breast cancer increased by 210 percent, compared with those who did not have the marker, the study found. more

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