2007-10-24 00:00:00

Weight Gain Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

According to a recent study featured in U.S. News & World Report, women who gain weight after the age of 18 increase their risk of breast cancer, compared to those who maintain a stable weight.

Women who were at or below a normal weight at age 18 but were overweight or obese at ages 35 and 50 had 1.4 times the risk of developing breast cancer, compared with women who had maintained a normal weight. Women who subsequently lost weight had the same cancer risk as those who maintained a stable weight.

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