Published On: Thu, Jun 9th, 2016

Weight gain post menopause cause for breast cancer

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Dividing breast cancer cell, showing its uneven surface & cytoplasmic projections. It is in the telophase stage of cell division (mitosis). In this last stage of mitosis, the chromosomes have already been duplicated and distributed to each daughter cell. However, the two daughter cells are still connected by a narrow cytoplasmic bridge. Cancerous (malignant) breast cells form tumours, which possess the ability to invade surrounding tissues. Malignant cells divide rapidly and grow in a chaotic manner. Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women

Dividing breast cancer cell, showing its uneven surface & cytoplasmic projections. It is in the telophase stage of cell division (mitosis). In this last stage of mitosis, the chromosomes have already been duplicated and distributed to each daughter cell. However, the two daughter cells are still connected by a narrow cytoplasmic bridge. Cancerous (malignant) breast cells form tumors, which possess the ability to invade surrounding tissues. Malignant cells divide rapidly and grow in a chaotic manner. Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women

Though harmful weight gain later than menopause can put you at the elevated peril of breast cancer, numerous can rely on the kind of fat that makes up fatty breast tissue, states a research study.

The researchers discovered that elevated amount of saturated fatty acids in breasts after menopausal women can specifically boost the danger.

Saturated fats arrive from animal products such as cheese, fatty meats and dairy desserts and tropical oils for example palm oil, stated the report from the US Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC).

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The findings of the research study — presented online in the journal Radiology — can assist researchers to settle on the essential mechanisms at the back for breast cancer development in several patients. The role of fat in breast cancer growth and growth has been studied widely employing body mass index (BMI) and dietary fat intake. But the accurate mechanism at the back the amplified danger in postmenopausal women with higher BMI is not completely understood.

One likelihood is the amplified construction of estrogen and/or adipokines — which are cell-signaling proteins secreted by adipose, or fat, tissue — but there have been some research studies in particular searching at the role of breast fat in cancer growth. Melanie Freed, who is the lead author of the study from New York University Langone Medical Center, stated that “Using a new method, we were able to directly measure the tissue where breast cancer begins in the hopes of understanding how fatty tissue correlates with cancer,”

The researchers constructed a new MRI technique named gradient-echo spectroscopic imaging that can approximation fractions of diverse kinds of fat in breast adipose tissue as a part of clinical breast MRI exam. 89 patients were involved in the concluding analysis. Every patient’s height and weight were evaluated at the time of the exam and their BMI was calculated.

The findings illustrated that a larger amount of saturated fatty acids and a lower amount of monounsaturated fatty acids were there in the breast tissue of postmenopausal women with invasive ductal carcinoma — the very frequent kind of breast cancer — than in postmenopausal women with benign breast tissue.

 

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.