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Colorado study finds obesity and overeating during menopause promote breast tumor growth and progression

  • Posted: December 10, 2012

Obese women might be able to eliminate their increased risk for postmenopausal breast cancer by taking measures during perimenopause to prevent weight gain and to therapeutically control the metabolic effects of their obesity, according to the results of a preclinical study in an animal model from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The University of Colorado is home to the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

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