High body fat levels associated with increased breast cancer risk in women with normal BMI

Anne Li                                                                                     January 26th, 2018


Among postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI), those with higher body fat levels had an increased risk for invasive breast cancer. The investigators analyzed data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), an observational study that follows the health of postmenopausal women ages 50-79. The study included participants who had a normal BMI (between 18.5 to 25.0) with baseline DXA measurements and no history of breast cancer.
See original article at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180126085442.htm

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