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Study links bone density with breast cancer risk:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Bone mineral density (BMD) is one of the most powerful predictors of breast cancer, especially advanced breast cancer, among the elderly, suggests a US study of nearly 9,000 women. Older women with high BMD are nearly three times as likely to develop the disease as are those with low BMD, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (June 20). The investigators stress that high BMD is not the cause of the disease, but rather a marker for hormone levels.

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