Weight Gain Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer before Menopause

A new study, performed by scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, finds that weight gain may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer before menopause.Weight Gain Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer before Menopause

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed data from 628,463 women from numerous separate studies from all around the globe. They divided women into 6 age groups, collected information concerning their weight at a minimum two different ages, and followed them for 10.1 years, on average.

Dr. Minouk Schoemaker, a lead author of the study, says: “The link between a higher body mass index and a lower breast cancer risk before menopause has puzzled researchers for a while now. In our large-scale international study, we were able to tease out the effects in more detail than ever before.”

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