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Obesity may increase risk of breast cancer death in younger women.

Friday, May 16th, 2014


The CBS Evening News (5/14, story 6, 2:05, Pelley) reported that new research has found “a strong link between obesity and breast cancer deaths.” CBS’ Vinita Nair added that the researchers “found the risk of dying from the most common type increased by 34 percent for women who were obese before menopause.”

On its website, NBC News (5/15, Fox) reports that in the study, investigators “looked at data on 80,000 women with breast cancer.”

Bloomberg News (5/15, Ostrow) reports that “being obese was associated with a 34 percent increased chance of breast cancer death in pre-menopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive disease.”