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J Res Med Sci. 2019 Jan 31;24:9. doi: 10.4103/jrms.JRMS_353_18. eCollection 2019.

Impaired fasting glucose in breast cancer survivors of a general hospital at Mexico City: A case series study.

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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hospital General Tacuba, ISSSTE, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

Abstract

Background:

According to an Anglo-Saxon study, in breast cancer survivors, there is a high prevalence of impaired fasting glucose. Our aim was to assess the impaired fasting glucose occurring in Mexican woman survivors of breast cancer.

Materials and Methods:

At a general hospital in Mexico City, women with breast cancer with a surviving ≥2 years, without type 2 diabetes mellitus, were studied. The analysis included demographic and anthropometric features, time of surviving, and blood levels of lipids and glucose.

Results:

The sample was 119 women. Impaired fasting glucose happened in 53 (44.5%). In those with normal weight (n = 28), impaired fasting glucose occurred in 9 (32.1%); however, in overweight participants (n = 48), it developed in 22 (45.8%) and in obese participants (n = 43) in 22 (51.1%).

Conclusion:

Impaired fasting glucose is usual in Mexican breast cancer survivors. It is more in obese and overweight women compared to normal weight.

KEYWORDS:

Breast cancer; diabetes mellitus; glucose; neoplasms; obesity

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