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Nutrition and Cancer
Breast cancer continues to be a major cause of cancer deaths in women. Estrogen, which is also produced by the adipose tissue, is held responsible for the elevated risk of breast cancer in obese women. However, the adipose tissue secrets hormones and adipokines such as leptin and IGF-I and these substances could also contribute to an increased breast cancer risk for obese women. In this study, the impact of obesity on cell proliferation was investigated. The carcinogendoi:10.1080/01635580802610115 pmid:19838920 fatcat:xywhmlh2c5cd5ixgzuovpu4ue4