Higher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer risk
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  July 16, 2018  
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 Higher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer riskHigher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer risk
 
Having a higher body mass index at a younger age is associated with a decreased risk of developing breast cancer before the menopause, major new research funded by Breast Cancer Now and other collaborators has found.
 
   New analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger womenNew analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger women
 
While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, a large-scale study co-led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found the opposite is true for premenopausal women: higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk.
 
   Obese premenopausal women have decreased chance of developing breast cancerObese premenopausal women have decreased chance of developing breast cancer
 
Young women with high body fat have a decreased chance of developing breast cancer before menopause, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators.
 
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