Bariatric Surgery Slashes Breast Cancer Risk in Obese Women, Especially Those with Hyperinsulinemia

16 May 2024 • A landmark study has shown that bariatric surgery may protect against development of breast cancer in women with obesity, and insulin levels may help predict treatment benefit.

  • In a recent trial including 2867 women with obesity and a median follow-up of 23.9 years, bariatric surgery was associated with lower incidence of breast cancer compared to usual obesity care.
  • The association between bariatric surgery and reduced risk was greatest in women with high levels of insulin at baseline.

Source: JAMA | Read full story

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