The April 2012 issue of the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention featured the findings of a recently conducted study, suggesting that a there stands to be an increased risk for breast cancer exists for those with diabetics and being overweight.
The study involved the analysis and records research of 367 breast cancer cases with 545 controls comprised of the normal mammogram readings of 23 to 69 year olds who enrolled for participation of the study.
Headed by A.L. Ronco of Pereira Rossel Women’s Hospital, Montevideo Uruguaya, records between 2004 and 2009 were part of the study’s research pool.
Based on the analysis of records and findings, results indicate that women with diabetes histories are 64% more likely to develop breast cancer, while women going through postmenopausal stages are 92% more likely to develop breast cancer.
For postmenopausal cases, the study indicates that women who are diabetic and are overweight are more likely to develop breast cancer, 9 times more likely compared to women who remain trim and fit.
In most postmenopausal cases, women who show android-type patterns of adiposity are known to be high risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease/disorder and diabetes mellitus.
As a condition, poor dietary habits and being overweight are associated with diabetes, as unhealthy dietary habits are also linked to be precursors to the development of breast cancer.
With the dietary preconditions known to prevail in the onset and risk factor of diabetes and breast cancer, implementing a healthy lifestyle remains to be a smart option in efforts of reducing the risk of diabetes development and breast cancer.