Breast cancer risk is lower in girls with high body fat

06/1/2010 | Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Researchers found that women who were heavier during adolescence were at a significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer later in their lives compared with those who were leaner when they were teens. "Heavier girls might go through puberty at a slower rate, and potentially that could somehow decrease their risk of breast cancer," the lead researcher said.

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