Weight Gain and Cancer Risk - Breast Cancer Virginia

February 09, 2017

Weight Gain and Breast Cancer Risk

Certain amounts of weight gain can directly impact your chances of getting a breast cancer diagnosis. This direct link of weight gain and breast cancer is specific to women in their middle age (between 40 – 50 years old). According to a new study in the International Journal of Cancer, women who start putting on a couple of pounds each year and fall between the ages of 40 to 50 years old are at a higher risk of contracting breast cancer before age 50. At Natural Horizons, we treat Breast Cancer using an integrative approach and nutritional lifestyle changes is a fundamental part of our program.

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Research finds direct link

The most current research completed used more than 205,000 women from nine different countries, these women were weighed twice a year. They were weighed once from the start of the study and then again four years later. Researchers then followed the women’s health for another seven and a half years, this is when the discovery between large amounts of weight gain and breast cancer was found. The women that fell in the large weight gain column (two to eleven pounds a year) had a nine percent higher breast cancer risk. 

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For more information about our Cancer Nutritional Program or our Comprehensive Cancer Program visit our website and to schedule your “Meet & Greet” appointment for entry into the program call Pete Ewens at (703) 246-9355. 

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