Published in Cancer Weekly, December 23rd, 1996
Scientists from Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom, carried out tests on breast fat taken from 40 healthy women undergoing reductive surgery. Their findings were published in the December issue of the journal Cancer Research. In more than one third of cases, the samples contained substances that damaged DNA, potentially predisposing the patients to cancer.
While the chemicals are yet to be identified, this is the first evidence that human fat can act as a reservoir for cancer-inducing agents.
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