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  • Study: Free fatty acids appear to rewire cells to promote obesity-related breast cancer

    Free fatty acids in the blood are linked with higher rates of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in obese postmenopausal women, according to a new study led by food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan at the University of Illinois.

    Free fatty acids in the blood are linked with higher rates of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in obese postmenopausal women, according to a new study led by food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan at the University of Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, call 217-300-9063; email  zmadake2@illinois.edu

    The study “Free fatty acids rewire cancer metabolism in obesity-associated breast cancer via estrogen receptor and mTOR signaling” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI:  10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-2849