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


September 14, 2012 2:54:42 PM PDT
Older women with diabetes may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer.

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.