A research conducted by the Northwest Memorial Hospital has resulted in a discovery that links breast cancer to fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO).
Obesity can cause breast cancer
According to Virginia Kaklamani, oncologist at the hospital, every person has this gene but only eighteen percent of the population have a specific variant of it that can cause cancer.
At the moment further research for FTO variant testing methods and advanced screening are still going on, however, the findings will help in making it possible to effect targeted treatment. The preventive measures will be taken on the basis of the genetic risk.