Folate Modulated Genes May Affect Differences in Breast Cancer Risk Between African-Americans and European-Americans

Folate Modulated Genes May Affect Differences in Breast Cancer Risk Between African-Americans and European-Americans
shutterstock_249309910In a new study entitled “Genetic variants in one-carbon metabolism genes and breast cancer risk in European American (EA) and African American (AA) women” researchers identified differences in genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk between European American and African-American women. Notably, these changes are modulated with dietary folate intake and may be a cause for increased incidence of aggressive breast cancer in African-American women. The study was published in the International Journal of Cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, responsible for an estimated annual death toll of 40,290 women in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Notably, while breast cancer incidence is higher in European American women, African-American women are more prone to develop and die from aggressive types of breast cancer, namely estrogen receptor (ER)-negative tumors. However, while this fact has been established for quite some time, t
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