Sunday, August 21, 2016

Women Health: The Obesity and Breast cancer Research and Studies of Progesterone receptor gene (PGR) variants and breast cancer risk

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
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Obesity is a medical condition of excess body fat accumulated overtime, while overweight is a condition of excess body weight relatively to the height. According to the Body Mass Index(BMI), a BMI between 25 to 29.9 is considered over weight, while a BMI of over 30 is an indication of obesity. According to the statistic, 68% of American population are either overweight or obese.

You can calculate your BMI index BMI= weight (kg)/ height (m2)

The Studies of Progesterone receptor gene (PGR) variants and breast cancer risk

In the study of evaluated 8 PGR candidate SNPs and 18 PGR tagging SNPS in 487 breast cancer cases and 843 controls using multivariable logistic regression with adjustment for combined hormone replacement therapy use, posted inPubMed, conducted for European Americans (EA: 399 cases, 490 controls) and African Americans (AA: 88 cases, 353 controls), indicated that In EAs, no significant associations were observed with the investigated PGR variants. In AAs, two tagging SNPs (rs590688 and rs10895054) were statistically significantly associated with breast cancer. For rs590688, each addition of the C allele was protective compared to the G allele (OR = 0.56, 95 % CI 0.39-0.82, p value 0.003, corrected p value 0.03). For rs10895054, each addition of the T allele increased the risk of breast cancer compared to the A allele nearly threefold (OR = 2.9, 95 % CI 1.47-6.02, p value 0.002, corrected p value 0.04). Three haplotype blocks, all containing rs590688, were found to be significantly associated with breast cancerrisk. Environmental exposures, namely parity and obesity modified the effect of both SNPs on breast cancer risk in EA.

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