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Obesity raises breast cancer death rate

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

NBC: A new study finds obese younger women have a 34% higher risk of dying from their breast cancer.

Hongchao Pan and colleagues at Britain’s University of Oxford looked at data on 80,000 women with breast cancer. They found that for the women who were already past menopause, and those who had so-called hormone-negative breast cancer, being obese didn’t matter.

But it did for the younger women with hormone-positive breast cancer — the most common kind.

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