Breast Cancer Linked to Weight of Women After Menopause
Posted Oct 01 2008 8:19pm
One in four cases of breast cancer in post-menopausal women who have not used hormone replacement therapy is caused by weight gain, but the risk can be substantially lowered by losing weight, researchers reported today. Researchers found that if the women lost at least 22 pounds, they could reduce their risk of breast cancer by about 40%. If they managed to keep the weight off for at least four years, the risk was reduced by 60%.