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Effects of obesity on hormonally driven cancer in women

Science Translational Medicine  27 Jan 2016:
Vol. 8, Issue 323, pp. 323ps3
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aad8842

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Abstract

Obesity increases the risk of numerous poor health outcomes, including cancer. Obesity is especially problematic in women because both they and their offspring may be at increased risk of cancer. Studying transmission of obesity-induced cancer risk is challenging in humans, but animal studies are beginning to reveal the underlying mechanisms.

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