Insulin resistance linked to differences in breast cancer survival between Black and White women
Full article: https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13058-020-01281-y
Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer compared to White women. More Black women have a condition called insulin resistance than White women. This study found that insulin resistance might be one of the reasons that Black women are more likely than White women to die from breast cancer. Additional research is needed to see if lowering insulin levels will improve breast cancer survival in Black women. (07/30/20)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What are the signs of insulin resistance?
- Do I have risk factors that would increase my chance of developing insulin resistance?
- Should I be tested for insulin resistance?
- If I have insulin resistance (or become insulin resistant), how does that affect my breast cancer prognosis?
- If I have insulin resistance, how can that be treated?
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