High Insulin Levels Raise Risk Of Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women

News — By on January 10, 2009 at 2:00 am

Higher-than-normal levels of insulin place postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University report. Their findings, published in the January 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggest that interventions that target insulin and its signaling pathways may decrease breast cancer risk in these women. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States.

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