Published in Cancer Weekly, September 6th, 2005
"Leptin, the obesity hormone, has been linked to bone mineralization and tumorigenesis," according to recent research from the United States. "In addition, both bone mineral density (BMD) and postmenopausal breast cancer are associated with obesity, but the interrelationships between obesity, leptin, BMD, and breast cancer are not yet clear."
"In particular," noted K. L. Jen and colleagues, "there is little published research comparing white and black women in terms of these variables. We obtained blood specimens for leptin analysis from a group of 320 breast...
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