Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

According to the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the major risk factors for developing breast cancer is "being overweight or obese after menopause." However, recent evidence suggests that excessive weight, as such, may not be the only element of risk. A study whose findings were presented at this month's American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference, titled Obesity and Cancer: Mechanisms Underlying Etiology and Outcomes, points to body fat as an independent risk factor, even in the context of a normal body mass index (BMI). "It was previously unknown whether individuals who...

Mental Health Does Not Come With A Manual, It Comes With Friends & Family Support That Never Gives Up!
Join now
Read more

Related Content

Addiction To Cocaine Sees Promising Cure In Near Future In Preventing Overdose
Addiction To Cocaine Sees Promising Cure In Near Future In Preventing Overdose

A radical gene therapy for drug addiction has been shown to dampen down cravings...

Read more
How Therapy Dogs Are Providing Significant Benefits To Children With ADHD
How Therapy Dogs Are Providing Significant Benefits To Children With ADHD

For children struggling with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), vi...

Read more
The 4 Mistakes People With Anxiety Make & How To Prevent Them From Happening
The 4 Mistakes People With Anxiety Make & How To Prevent Them From Happening

I recently wrote a well-received post about five mistakes that people with depre...

Read more
Did You Know That 20% Autism Patients Were ALSO Diagnosed With Depression?
Did You Know That 20% Autism Patients Were ALSO Diagnosed With Depression?

Almost 20% of young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also were diagnos...

Read more
Is There Anyone Else Out There With Bipolar Disorder & OCD Symptoms?
Is There Anyone Else Out There With Bipolar Disorder & OCD Symptoms?

It's not at all uncommon that I hear obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms as part ...

Read more
Signs Your Parent May Actually Have A Personality Disorder & How To...
Signs Your Parent May Actually Have A Personality Disorder & How To...

Have you always struggled in your relationship with your parent? Maybe your rela...

Read more