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UC Davis study links breast cancer risk to early-life diet and metabolic syndrome

  • Posted: September 19, 2012

Striking new evidence suggesting that diet and related factors early in life can boost the risk for breast cancer — totally independent of the body’s production of the hormone estrogen — has been uncovered by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis. The findings provide new insights into the processes that regulate normal breast development, which can impact the risk of developing breast cancer later in life. The study will be published Sept. 17 in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The University of California, Davis is home to the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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