High Cholesterol Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

The Physicians Committee

High Cholesterol Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

July 10, 2014

High cholesterol levels increase the risk for breast cancer, according to a study presented at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology Meeting last week in Barcelona, Spain.

Researchers observed 664,159 women in the U.K. from the Algorithm for Comorbidities, Associations, Length of Stay and Mortality (ACALM) study. Risk of developing breast cancer was 64 percent higher in women with high cholesterol. This study builds upon previous research that linked obesity to breast cancer risk.

For more information on diet and cholesterol, visit PCRM.org/Cholesterol.


Potluri R, Lavu D, Uppal H, Chandran S. Hyperlipidaemia as a risk factor for breast cancer? Report presented at: European Society of Cardiology 2014 Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology Meeting; July 4, 2014: Barcelona, Spain.

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