High estrogen and insulin associated with breast cancer growth in diabetes & obesity | Ruth Patterson
Obesity promotes inflammation and elevated levels of the hormones estrogen and insulin, which may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. Acting as growth factors, both estrogen and insulin can promote tumor cell growth, as well as undermine the innate defense system that removes damaged cells from the body. In this clip, Dr. Ruth Patterson describes how obesity - along with the growth factors estrogen and insulin - affect the risk of breast cancer development and recurrence.
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