Body Weight - Breast Cancer Part #1

The Journal of The American Medical Association reports a study of over 95,000 women, during a 16 year period, to determine the relationship between body weight and breast cancer.

They found that following menopause women who had never taken hormones and who had gained 22 - 44 pounds, since their weight at age 18, were at 61% higher risk for breast cancer than those who hadn't gained that much.

Over 44 pounds weight gain resulted in almost double the chance of breast cancer.

More on this study next week.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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