Friday, January 26, 2018

Older Women With Extra Body Fat May Have Higher Risk Of Breast Cancer, Even If Weight Is Normal, Study Suggests.

HealthDay (1/26, Norton) reported that research suggests “older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer – even if their weight is normal.” Investigators found that “on average...women with higher body fat levels had a greater risk of developing ER-positive breast cancer: Women whose fat levels were in the top 25 percent were twice as likely to develop the cancer, compared to women in the bottom 25 percent.” The findings were presented at an American Association for Cancer Research conference. HealthDay pointed out that participants’ body fat was “measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

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