In case you were looking for another reason to lose those extra pounds, a recent article published in Cancer last week has shown that a 5% drop in weight in women after menopause is associated with a 12% lower incidence of breast cancer.
They’ve also found that a 5% increase in weight is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, from women who do develop breast cancer and also have had a 5% increase in their weight they were 54% more likely to have a more aggressive subtype of breast cancer.
Just one more factor to help motivate women to commit to returning to a normal BMI. It can be harder after menopause, but it’s possible and there are resources to help you.
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