BMI linked to postmenopausal breast cancer regardless of body shape
A new study has revealed that Body Mass Index associated with breast cancer, regardless of body shape.
The study by American Cancer Society researchers, which was conducted on predominantly white women, found that a larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to BMI.
The researchers revealed that there is a statistically significant positive association between waist circumference and postmenopausal breast cancer risk, but when adjusted for BMI, the association disappeared.
Mia Gaudet said that if someone has a high BMI, regardless if they are pear or apple shaped, they are at higher risk of breast cancer.
The study was published in Cancer Causes, and Control.
(Posted on 18-04-2014)