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Obesity increases risk of recurrence or death from breast cancer in Black women

Obesity in Black women increases their risk of recurrence of breast cancer or even dying, but not so in Americans of European descent, according to a new study from Indiana University. Researchers analyzed data from a chemotherapy clinical trial involving 5,000 women. When they looked at the type of breast cancer, obesity was associated with worse outcomes in African American women with ER+ cancer, not triple negative breast cancer.
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