Obesity and Postmenopausal Hormone Receptor-positive Breast Cancer: Epidemiology and Mechanisms

Qianying Zuo, Shoham Band, Mrinali Kesavadas, Zeynep Madak Erdogan

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Abstract

Obesity is a potential risk for several cancers, including postmenopausal, hormone dependent breast cancers. In this review, we summarize recent studies on the impact of obesity on postmenopausal women's health and discuss several mechanisms that were proposed to increase the risk of breast carcinogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbqab195
JournalEndocrinology
Volume162
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • estrogen receptor
  • growth factor signaling
  • inflammation
  • obesity

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