Body Fat and Breast Cancer in Women

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Women with excess body fat more likely to have breast cancer.

 

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High body fat might increase the risk of breast cancer even among women who are not overweight.

That’s according to a new study from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Researchers followed over 34-hundred older, normal weight women for 16 years.

Women with the most body fat were twice as likely to develop invasive breast cancer than those with the least.

Body fat levels were highest among women who did not exercise

 

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