Sustainable Increase In Weight Increases In The Later Stages Of The Life Risk Of Breast Cancer – Part 1 of 3
Sustainable Increase In Weight Increases In The Later Stages Of The Life Risk Of Breast Cancer. Women who assembly on the pounds over their lifetime steadily increment their risk for postmenopausal breast cancer, compared with women who maintain their weight, a new study finds. Earlier studies have linked excess weight with an increased peril for breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but this is one of the few studies that traces the risk as a function of weight gain over time.
So “Among women who had never used postmenopausal hormone therapy, those who had a body-mass measure (BMI) gain between age 20 and 50 had a doubling of breast cancer risk,” said lead researcher Laura Sue, a cancer research fellow at the US National Cancer Institute. Sue was expected to donation the findings Tuesday at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, in Washington DC.
For the study, Sue’s team collected data on more than 72000 women who took department in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. When the study began, the women were between 55 and 74 years old. Among these women, 3677 had developed a postmenopausal boob cancer.