Women often gain weight near and after menopause. And that’s when most breast cancer begins.
It’s not a coincidence, and new research shows both can be prevented.
Women with higher BMI have twice as high circulating estrogen as women of normal weight.
A Harvard study of 49514 women for 24 years shows that a weight gain of 10kg (22 pounds) since menopause put postmenopausal women at increased risk for invasive breast cancer.
A weight loss of 10kg (22 pounds) or more since menopause decreased breast cancer risk, especially among women who never used post-menopausal hormones.
Women who maintained their weight loss also kept their risk low, relative to women who re-gained their weight.
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