Tuesday, 5 September 2017

New research on how fat cells encourage tumours and raise cancer risk

New research conducted at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City indicates that "16 different types of cancer [are] linked to obesity."  In a new review, published today (September 5, 2017) in Cancer Prevention Research, data from 20 studies, published over the past 70 years, focused on adipose stromal cells (fat cells) and their association with malignant tumours.  The findings indicated that "obese people with prostate or breast cancer appeared to have more [adipose stromal] cells than thinner people."

To read more about this study, click here.

Study mentioned: Himbert C, Delphan M, Scherer D, Bowers L, Hursting S, Ulrich C. Signals from the adipose microenvironment and the obesity-cancer-link: a systematic review. Cancer Rev Res. 2017 Sept; 10(9): 494-506.

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