Posted: Aug 30, 2010 12:43 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Nicotine is what makes smoking so addictive. Now researchers say it could be the culprit in some breast cancers.
Scientists in Taiwan analyzed human breast tumor cells and found a nicotine receptor was over-expressed in tumor cells, suggesting smoking may have caused the breast cancer.
The study led by researchers at Taipei Medical University and published online in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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