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Metabolic syndrome (MS) has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer. Existing data suggest that the strength of metabolic syndrome-breast cancer link varies by intrinsic molecular subtype, but results from worldwide literature are controversial. Primary endpoint of the study was to assess whether MS is a predictor of specific breast cancer (BC) subtype. Secondary endpoint was to determine whether components of MS can individually increase the risk of specific breast cancer subtype. Anthropometric and metabolic variables were correlated to breast cancer specific subgroups, retrospectively. Statistical significance was considered when p ≤ 0.05 and 95% CI. Data analysis suggests that MS per se represents a modifiable risk factor for BC in postmenopausal [OR 6.28 (95% CI 2.79-14.11) p 
BioMed Central
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2014

Immacolata Capasso, Emanuela Esposito, Michelino De Laurentiis, Nicola Maurea, Ernesta Cavalcanti, Gerardo Botti, Antonella Petrillo, Maurizio Montella, Massimiliano D’Aiuto, Carmela Coppola, Anna Crispo, Maria Grimaldi, Giuseppe Frasci, Alfredo Fucito, Gennaro Ciliberto, Giuseppe D’Aiuto

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Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-6
Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome