Obesity, body fat distribution and breast cancer
Strong epidemiological data exists implicating anthropometric risk factors in breast cancer aetiology.
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Since: Feb 14
#1 Mar 17, 2014
A very well known facts in premenopausal women is that risk of breast cancer increases with increased height, yet decreases with increasing weight and BMI. Although the evidence is not strong, a counter-intuitive positive relationship between central adiposity and premenopausal breast cancer risk is emerging. In post-menopausal women an increased risk in breast cancer has been found for all anthropometric measures: height, weight, BMI, measures of central adiposity (waist:hip ratio and waist circumference) and weight gain, with breast size being a possible additional risk factor.
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