Older women with type-2 diabetes more likely to develop breast cancer, study suggests

September 14, 2012

A report in the British Journal of Cancer examined 40 separate studies looking at the potential risk.

Postmenopausal women with type-2 diabetes appeared to have a 27 percent greater chance of developing breast cancer.

International experts working on the study suggest that a high body mass index often associated with diabetes may be an underlying contributing factor.

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