February 1998 Issue
Weighing Your Breast Cancer Risk
If you're a woman, here's yet another reason to watch your weight: to help prevent breast cancer. A recent study strongly suggests that women who gain weight in adulthood face a much greater risk of developing this hormone-related disease after menopause. And the more weight gained, the worse the odds. Researchers from Boston followed more than 95,000 nurses for 16 years. Those who gained more than 44 pounds since age 18 had about
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