Study finds breast cancer-diabetes link

“An international study has established a link between type 2 diabetes and advanced breast cancer. “It has been known for a while that being overweight puts post-menopausal women at greater risk of breast cancer. “But now it has been found that women who are resistant to insulin, or who are overweight, are 50 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with the cancer, and only when it is in its advanced stages. “The finding comes after an international research team followed more than 60,000 Swedish women over 20 years.” [You can read the rest of this article on the ABC website] The study mentioned in this article (“The influence of overweight and insulin resistance on breast cancer risk and tumour stage at diagnosis: a prospective study”) was published in the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment journal, which you can access via the Library’s subscription to SpringerLink, from the Journals Databases page. You can also access the report for free from PubMed.