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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Researchers Using New MRI Find Presence Of Particular Fatty Acids In Breast May Be Useful Indicator Of Cancer In Postmenopausal Women

Aunt Minnie (6/7) reports that investigators “using a new MRI technique” called gradient-echo spectroscopic imaging “have found that the presence of particular fatty acids in the breast may be a useful indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women.” The researchers “found that postmenopausal women with invasive ductal carcinoma had a greater proportion of saturated fatty acids and a lower proportion of monounsaturated fatty acids in their breast tissue compared to postmenopausal women with benign breast tissue.” Additionally, “among women with benign lesions, postmenopausal women had higher polyunsaturated fatty acids and lower saturated fatty acids in their breasts than premenopausal women.” The findings were published online in Radiology. 

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