The Link Between Weight And Breast Cancer

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It is known within the medical community that there is a link between body weight and breast cancer risk for middle-aged or post-menopausal women. Generally, the higher a woman’s Body Mass Index (BMI), the higher her risk for developing breast cancer is. However, new studies are now showing that there may be an association between belly fat and breast cancer risk, even if BMI is in a normal range. 

If you are concerned about your weight and cancer risk, we urge you to book a consultation with one of our Garden OB/GYN specialists. During your appointment, they can review all your personal and family health history as well as current health status, to identify if you are at risk for developing certain cancers.

To comprehensively and holistically combat health risks, we also encourage our patients to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle that is right for your body. The following preventative health measures will help to promote your most optimal overall health. This includes eating a balanced diet, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday, and having a consistent sleep schedule. Our Garden OB/GYN providers are happy to help you identify the best overall health program to maintain your general female wellness! 

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/womens-health/belly-fat-increases-risk-breast-cancer-despite-normal-bmi-study-n951246

 

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