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Tomorrow Is October; Let’s Talk Body Fat

Posted Sep 30 2013 7:39pm

Tomorrow is October = Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I will not pimp the pink, but I will share some facts and figures over the course of the next 31 days. Here is something to think about:

Perhaps we don’t know definitively what causes breast cancer, but there are certain risk factors that have been established. Today, I learned that about 30% of breast cancer cases are linked to excess body fat. I also learned that being overweight increases chances of poor long-term health following breast cancer remission and that overweight breast cancer survivors are at higher risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. If you ever wonder why I am a little bit obsessed with exercising and eating right, this is why. I am not sure why breast cancer got me the first time, but I am determined to not give it a reason to come back and steal my hair again.

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