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Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

06:13 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

More than 31,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Through a five-year observational study recently published in PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that women with increased levels of cadmium—a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco—also had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. It's an observation the researchers hope could lead to new treatments or interventions to prevent the fourth most common cancer in women.

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