High cholesterol fuels growth, spread of breast cancer

A by-product of cholesterol has been found to enhance the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer.

Mimicking oestrogen, which accounts for the spread of 75% of all breast cancers, cholesterol by-product 27HC acts as an alternative fuel source for tumour growth.

The findings suggest women can reduce their risk of breast cancer lowering their dietary intake of cholesterol.

Read more at Duke University