Insulin resistance and cancer in black women

Insulin resistance was one factor that mediated invasive breast cancer prognosis among black women, researchers reported.

In a cross-sectional study of 115 women newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, metabolic syndrome was twice as prevalent among black women than white women (40% vs 20%, P<0.0001), according to Emily Gallagher, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues.


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