Published in Cancer Weekly, August 31st, 2004
The finding adds to the body of evidence supporting a role for leptin in the development of cancerous mammary tumors.
"Being overweight is a risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer and is associated with an increased incidence and shortened latency of spontaneous and chemically-induced mammary tumors in rodents. However, leptin-deficient obese Lep(ob)Lep(ob) female mice have reduced incidences of spontaneous and oncogene-induced mammary tumors," according to M.P. Cleary and colleagues, University of...
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