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Diabetes link to breast cancer in post-menopausal women

Posted: September 15, 2012 |   Comments

Post-menopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes appear to have a 27% greater risk of developing breast cancer, experts say.

An international team, writing in the British Journal of Cancer, examined 40 separate studies looking at the potential link between breast cancer and diabetes.

Being obese or overweight is linked to both conditions.

But cancer experts say there may be a direct connection between the two.

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