Want to lose weight for summer but can’t find the motivation to start making healthier choices? How about reducing your Breast Cancer Risk?
CLEVELAND – Need a reason to drop a few pounds? A new study finds that even a moderate decrease in weight could help reduce breast cancer risks.
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle compiled date from sedentary post-menopausal women who were overweight or obese.
They found even a five percent, weight loss can reduce the levels of circulating estrogens. Those hormones are linked with an increased breast cancer risk.
Researchers said a healthy diet is also key and that it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes.
The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.