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A comparative study of serum lipid profile and glucose level between breast cancer patients and controls at tertiary care hospital in India

Haritwal AK 1,Chourasia RK 2, Ojha S3

Associate Professor 1,Associate Professor2, Assistant Professor3

1-4Department of Pathology, Chirayu Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India.

AimThe aim of this study is to compare serum lipid profiles: total-cholesterol (T-CHOL), triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and serum glucose between breast cancer patients and control to evaluate their relationship with breast cancer.BackgroundThere are many researches which have reported positive as well as negative association of plasma/serum lipids and lipoproteins and serum glucose with different cancers. Increase levels of circulating lipids and serum glucose have been associated with breast cancer risk.

Material Methods

A total of 92 consecutive cases of histologically proven carcinoma breast along with same number of age matched, disease free controls were selected. Serum lipid and serum glucose levels of both cases and controls were estimated.


The results of this study suggest that low (HDL-C) level and high (TG) levels are associated with risk of breast cancer in Indian women while serum glucose level does not show any association with breast cancer risk.


More studies are needed in future to explore common modifiable risk factors for development of breast cancer, so that its incidence can be reduced.

Breast cancer, lipid profiles, serum glucose, serum lipids.

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