Breast cancer and obesity: navigating the complex link
Women with abdominal adiposity may be at risk of developing a different subtype of breast cancer than those with widespread fat accumulation.
That’s the main finding from a large Chinese study that suggests the link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought.
Specifically, the researchers found that women with a high BMI and a measure of subcutaneous fat were more likely to have ER+ breast cancers, especially if they were premenopausal.
In contrast, women with a high waist-hip ratio