A new study has found that obese black women are more prone to developing breast cancer. The study was compiled by researchers at Yani Lu of City of Hope in Duarte, California. For the study, the researchers used data collected for an earlier breast cancer study on more than 4,500 women living in major American cities.
The researchers revealed that out of 4,500 women with breast cancer, one third were black women and the rest were white. It was further revealed that the age groups of studied women were between 35 and 64. It had come to light that after eight years of being diagnosed with breast cancer about 14% of white women and a quarter of black women fail to survive.
The findings of the study highlight that obese women were at 46% greater risk of dying of breast cancer. While coming to the conclusion the researchers also considered factors like education and other diseases. They are of the view that obesity alone posses risk of developing a wild tumor in a woman’s breast.