Can Extra Weight Boost Breast Cancer Rates?

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Obesity creates a greater risk for breast cancer post-menopause, while pre-menopausal women actually have a reduced risk.

By: Anita Mahaffey

Obesity has always been known as a danger to women’s health; however, recent studies have linked obesity and breast cancer in a variety of ways.

Doctors aren’t sure why this link exists and are trying to figure out what ties weight gain to breast cancer. But they are more and more convinced the link is there, and they are urging women to watch their weight and increase their exercise to help stave off breast cancer which is the most common …

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