Navigation Links
Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women
Date:3/1/2011

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is known to boost the risk of estrogen-fueled breast cancer in women past menopause. Now, new research suggests a link between postmenopausal obesity and an especially aggressive type of breast cancer that doesn't depend on estrogen to grow.

In a new study that looked at body mass index (BMI) -- a measurement that takes into account height and weight -- women with the highest BMIs had a 35 percent increased risk of developing the aggressive cancer known as triple-negative compared to those with the lowest BMIs, said study leader Amanda Phipps, a postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. They also had a 39 percent higher risk of developing other breast cancers, the researchers found.

Triple-negative breast cancer is marked by a lack of estrogen, progesterone and HER2 protein expression, hence the name. Only about 10 or 20 percent of breast cancers are triple-negative, experts say, but the outlook is poor because of its aggressiveness and the lack of targeted treatments.

"The new part of this is the triple-negative," Phipps said. While the findings call for further study, they already are reason to repeat the message that keeping a healthy weight is crucial with age, she added.

For their study, published March 1 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the researchers evaluated data from 155,723 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large-scale study of postmenopausal women begun in 1993. The 15-year study looked at cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Participants, aged 50 to 79 years old, reported exercise habits, weight and height, and their BMIs were calculated.

During the study follow-up, which lasted a median 7.9 years, 2,610 women developed estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, which is fueled by estrogen, and 307 women d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms
2. Study reinforces link between obesity, high-fat meals and heart disease
3. Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life
4. Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds
5. Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study
6. Obesity Seems to Cut Womens Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma
7. Obesity takes heavy toll on knee arthritis
8. Obesity Tied to Education, Income, but Not Suburbia: Study
9. Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later
10. Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report
11. Kids Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 The City of West Hollywood hosted ... to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe ... been 42 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision and the ... present as ever,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 VogueQueen is a ... affordable prices and many designers are thrilled to have it ... business announces its new collection of prom dresses for the ... to drive the strategic vision and he focuses on continuing ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, ... dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find ... wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers ... for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo ... Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue ... in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard ... the Court has remanded a case filed by the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Joan Lunden, award-winning American ... at the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer ... Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, ... undetected if she had not followed up her clean ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6
... -- When patients choose to leave the hospital before ... risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need ... 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings . Additionally, ... as predictors and potential interventions to help manage and ...
... 2009Chemicals present in cranberriesand not the acidity of cranberry ... the cells that line the urinary tract, as documented ... Food , a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann ... free online at www.liebertpub.com/jmf , Urinary tract ...
... leadership prepares company for continued growthATLANTA, March ... today announced it has grown to 275 ... these announcements, Reveille positions itself for continued ... end-user experience and application performance management.Reveille,s solution, ...
... 9 The Department of Health today launched ... PA EPHTN, which will track key environmental hazards, ... safe from potential environmental health hazards is a ... tracking network will help us take a major ...
... Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv ... in the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Hypertension . The ... the journal,s website. The study will also be published in ... It demonstrates use of RESPeRATEthe only medical device cleared by ...
... Systems (SIS) unveils SIS Trax, a tissue management solution ... means for hospitals to standardize their processes for acquiring, ... tracking solution to be fully integrated with a perioperative ... that enables hospitals to improve patient safety, optimize revenue, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Patients being discharged against medical advice 2Health News:New research reveals how cranberry products prevent urinary tract infections 2Health News:Reveille Software Reaches Customer Milestone and Expands Executive Team 2Health News:Reveille Software Reaches Customer Milestone and Expands Executive Team 3Health News:Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches New Environmental Health Tracking Tool 2Health News:New published study demonstrates over-the-counter device lowers blood pressure in diabetic patients 2Health News:SIS Trax Unveiled as First Fully Integrated Tissue Management Solution 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 For the pharmaceutical industry, marketplace success ... payers. Likewise, the importance of the managed markets function - ... to grow as payer formularies and provider networks play an ... At the same time, managed markets leaders must continually identify ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vzhr6h/video ) has announced the addition ... Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report ... topic of fascination since the era of the cold war ... Soviet Russia. Earlier even a small glimpse of human form ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dh22x/urinary_catheters ) has ... (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External ... Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report ... the global market for urinary catheters is experiencing a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:As Payer Influence Rises, Pharmaceutical Companies work to Optimize the Managed Markets Function 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3
... Fla., Nov. 13 Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, ... the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. became the ... therapy planned with Philips, Pinnacle3 SmartArc technology. SmartArc ... treatment planning, an advanced form of intensity-modulated radiation therapy ...
... 13 CardioGenics Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGNH), ... segment of the IVD testing market, was featured in ... , The article by Amanda Petersen, titled "CardioGenics aims ... CardioGenics CEO Yahia Gawad, MD regarding the company,s point-of-care ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Philips' SmartArc Solution Helps Moffitt Cancer Center Reduce Radiation Treatment Time 2Philips' SmartArc Solution Helps Moffitt Cancer Center Reduce Radiation Treatment Time 3CardioGenics Holdings Inc. Featured in Medical Device Daily 2CardioGenics Holdings Inc. Featured in Medical Device Daily 3
Beuse Zygomatic Arch Awl with slightly curved tip....
Diamond Point Bone Probe with Ortho-Grip® silicone rubber palm style handles and,stainless steel impactor caps....
Steroid-eluting, single-pass lead. CapSure VDD2 optimizes VDD therapy and offers easier handling, proven performance, and choice....
CapSureSP Novus 5594 is a J-shaped, endocardial, tined pacing lead. provide the stable, low pacing thresholds and large sensing potentials already proven with CapSure SP steroid-eluting leads but wi...
Medicine Products: