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Breast Cancer: Gaining more than 33 lbs during pregnancy increases the risk 61%
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:32 am Email this article
Gaining more than 33 pounds during pregnancy increases the risk of breast cancer 61 percent compared to women who gain the recommended amount of weight of 24 to 33 pounds according to a new study from Finland.
The study followed 2,089 women from Helsinki, Finland who were pregnant between 1954 and 1963.
Kinnunen T, Riitta L, Gissler M, Hemminki E, Hilakivi-Clarke L. Pregnancy weight gain and breast cancer risk. BMC Womens Health. 2004 10 21, 4(1):7.
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