Fight Breast Cancer By Losing Weight

October 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

New research reveals that breast cancer tumors are more aggressive in obese women…

If you’re a woman, you’re probably aware of the grim statistics surrounding breast cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 1 in 8 women in America will be diagnosed with his horrible disease in their lives. That number is truly staggering. What’s worse is that obesity ups your risk after menopause by a modest amount.

Given these facts, getting and staying in shape is crucial and there’s never been a better time to start than now. But new research findings out of Tulane University demonstrate why losing weight is even more significant as far as breast cancer is concerned.

Scientists have discovered that tumors in obese women are much more aggressive and invasive than in those that are lean. The reason for this is because the fat-derived stem cells that surround and feed the cancer cells of the tumor are more responsive to its associated inflammation.

In short, being overweight not only increases your risk of developing breast cancer but dying from it as well. In other words, do you really need another reason to get and stay slim? Aside from warding off disease, you’ll enjoy all kinds of perks both now and in your later years.

So, don’t put this off – start now…

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