Study links breast cancer risk to early-life diet and metabolic syndrome

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 15:30 in Health & Medicine

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. The findings provide new insights into the processes that regulate normal breast development and the impact those processes may have on the risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

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