Friday, December 11, 2009

Obesity Linked With Poorer Breast Cancer Outcomes

“Breast cancer patients with a high body mass index (BMI) have a poorer cancer prognosis later in life. Specifically, their treatment effect does not last as long and their risk of death increases. ‘Overall, women should make an effort to keep their BMI less than 25,’ said Marianne Ewertz, M.D., professor in the Department of Oncology at Odense University Hospital, Denmark. ‘Those who have a high BMI should be encouraged to participate in mammography screening programs for prevention efforts.’”

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