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Loosing weight could help women reduce the risk of breast cancer

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A new study says even a moderate decrease in weight could help reduce breast cancer risks in women.

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle used data from sedentary post-menopausal women who were overweight or obese.

Officials say even a five percent weight loss can reduce the levels of circulating estrogens.

Those hormones are linked with an increased breast cancer risk.

 

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