Obese women with breast cancer are at a 30% increased risk o having their cancer recur.
Theory: Obese women (those weighting at least 25% or more than optimal weight for their height) may have elevated levels of estrogen that enhance the potential for malignant cells to spread.
Conclusion: Weight control is an important factor in breast cancer prevention… from Ruby Senie, PhD, senior epidemiologist in the division of reproductive health at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta.
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