Main­tain A Healthy Weight

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Be­ing over­weight af­fects your risk of breast cancer, par­tic­u­larly af­ter the menopause so shed any ex­cess weight. Over­weight women who lose pounds are up to 50 per cent less likely to de­velop the dis­ease, say sci­en­tists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Re­search Cen­tre in Seat­tle. It’s thought los­ing ex­cess weight re­duces lev­els of oe­stro­gen and testos­terone lev­els by be­tween 10 and 20 per cent and th­ese are known to in­crease cancer risk.

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