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How Cholesterol Influences Breast Cancer Risk (4 of 7)

Caption: Placebo-treated cells. In mouse models of breast cancer, tumors treated with a placebo (instead of with 27HC) do not grow as quickly. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the 29 November, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Erik R. Nelson at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC, and colleagues was titled, "27-Hydroxycholesterol Links Hypercholesterolemia and Breast Cancer Pathophysiology."

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