Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 16th, 2006
A study published February 19, 2006, in the open access journal BMC Cancer suggests that individuals with a specific genetic variation (polymorphism) in the gene LEP that encodes for leptin, or a polymorphism in the gene LEPR, encoding for its receptor, have an increased risk of breast cancer. This contradicts previous results that showed no link between the polymorphism in LEPR and the risk of breast cancer.
Both polymorphisms could be...
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