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    Breast cancer: Adult weight loss reduces the risk of breast cancer after the age of 55 by 50-60%


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    Tuesday, October 05, 2004 7:18 am Email this article
    Previous research found that adult weight gain appears to double the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. New research finds that adult weight loss reduces the risk of breast cancer after the age of 55 by 50-60 percent. Weight loss between age of 25-44 reduced risk of late stage breast cancer by 60%

    Women who lost weight between the ages of 25 and 44 lowered their risk of late stage breast cancer, that is after the age of 55, by 60 percent.

    Weight loss between age of 45-55 reduced risk of late stage breast cancer by 50%

    Women who lost weight between the ages of 45 and 55 lowered their risk of late stage breast cancer by 50 percent.

    Subjects: 2,873 women

    The study analyzed data from 2,873 women in the Framingham study who were followed for up to 48 years.

    REFERENCE

    Radimer K, Ballard-Barbash R, Miller J, Fay M, Schatzkin A, Troiano R, Kreger B, Splansky G. Weight change and the risk of late-onset breast cancer in the original framingham cohort. Nutr Cancer. 2004, 49(1):7-13.

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