The risk of cancer, much higher among people with a high percentage of body fat

The risk of cancer, much higher among people with a high percentage of body fat

Women have a higher risk of developing breast cancer when fat is spread throughout the body and not just in the abdomen.

According to experts, the reduction in whole body fat leads to a lower risk of breast cancer.

The study, published in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer, shows that the number of markers indicating the increased risk of breast cancer among menopausal women who have escaped from body fat has fallen more than when women just escaped Of abdominal fat.

These results highlight the importance of maintaining normal body weight, and overweight women should attach greater importance to diet and physical exercise.

Body fat is known to increase the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. However, to date, this risk has been associated with fat accumulated in the abdominal area. This has also been attributed to the risks of developing other conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, or colorectal cancer.

The high level of blood markers, including sex hormones and leptin, but also inflammatory factors, were associated with the risk of breast cancer.

In the study quoted above, 243 overweight menopausal women were helped to lose between 5 and 6 kilograms over a 16-week period.


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