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Just Dropping a Few Pounds Can Reduce Risk of Getting Breast Cancer

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.

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/health/just-dropping-a-few-pounds-can-drop-your-risk-of-getting-breast-cancer#ixzz1vinrTjtm

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