Weight Loss and Breast Cancer Prevention

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Losing excess weight—and keeping it off—may help women over age 50 lower their risk of breast cancer, suggested an observational study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which looked at data from more than 180,000 women ages 50 and older. Compared to women whose weight stayed stable over the study period (about 10 […]

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