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Cholesterol byproduct suspected in breast cancers
Monterey Herald

Studies have long shown a link between obesity and breast cancer, and now scientists at Duke Cancer Institute may have found one important explanation: a byproduct of cholesterol that fuels tumors in some of the most common forms of the disease.

This could point the way to simple methods to reduce breast cancer risk, like using cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins and eating a healthier diet. It also suggests that using statins could make regimens for treating many breast cancers more effective.