Breast Cancer Risks Increase With Weight

Extra weight may speed breast cancer relapse, according to a new study.

FOX News Radio’s Bill Vitka reports:

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There is a link between breast cancer and body mass. The more you weigh, the greater the risk.

Even moderate overweight is a problem. One link points to an elevated risk of developing breast cancer after treatment.

The study in the journal ‘Cancer’ says women who were obese at the time of  diagnosis have a 30% higher risk of recurrence, and a near 50% higher risk of death.

What the experts say is that next to chemotherapy, weight loss is critical to prevention of breast cancer, and to survival.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.