Weight Gain Linked To Breast Cancer In Women

The researchers have been working to explore the links between the different factors and diseases and these researches have been proven to be very beneficial for a lot of people throughout the world and have been of great benefit to improve the lifestyle and adopt the positive lifestyles so that we all can be prevented from these diseases. This article is focused on a new research that tells us about the link between weight gain and breast cancer.

According to this study it was found that the women who have gained weight in their adult life are the ones who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer after they have gone through their menopause as compared to the women who were overweight since childhood or during their teenage years. This was also told that the women who were quite thin during their childhood years and were the ones who gained a lot of weight during their adult years are the ones who are at the risk of developing breast cancer and this was very concerning as there are a lot of women who are gaining weight in their adulthood and were very thin in their childhood years.
Since increased weight has known to be the primary cause of a lot of problems, which includes coronary artery disease, diabetes, degenerative joint disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, etc. Since all these problems arise from increased weight, we must do some remedy to put a check on our weight in terms of stopping it where it is and preventing it from the increase and curb the extra calories that we eat. It is very important that we all take the problem of weight gain very seriously because this can just lead to disastrous outcomes in our life during the later years and at that we might not be able to handle the situation than we can now.

The researchers say that they have known for long as to the fact that the obese women in their adulthood are more prone to develop breast cancer. The question that arises in the mind is that why does obesity greatly increases the risk of breast cancer in the women after menopause, the researchers say that they believe that there is excess of adipose tissues in the obese individuals and it is these fat cells that start to produce the estrogen in the women who are obese. Another fact that needs to be discussed here right now is that “estrogen greatly increases the risk of breast cancer.” It is also being added that there is decrease in ovulation of the women who are overweight and that ovulation is a cause that changes the breast tissue and it can increase the risk of breast cancer.

The researchers added that it was of great importance to know that when in life does weight gain becomes a risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. The researchers collected the data from 3,345 women who were from the ages of 50 to 74 and were the ones who were suffering from invasive breast cancer and they then compared these women with 3,454 women who were of the similar ages and did not have any breast cancer. The researchers contacted these women and collected a lot of data from them through different parts of the country and interviewed them on the phone and asked different questions so that they have the complete information so as to compile the data for the research. They also asked them about their weight at different ages so that they could make reliable charts and graphs to assess the link between weight gain and breast cancer.
It was found that the women who were lean at the age of seven were the ones who were at the greatest risk of developing breast cancer than the women who had been obese at that age. It was also found that with the weight gain after the age of 18 was also a very strong predictor of breast cancer risk after the menopause. It was also found that the women who became menopausal at their early ages say 20 years earlier and who had gained weight of about 66 pounds since age 18 are twice as likely to develop breast cancer than women who have maintained their weight.

The researchers also added that if the women who have become obese in the later years are in the worst situation and are the ones who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and they also added that the best way to reduce the risk is that one should maintain the weight because if these women go on increasing the weight, the risk of developing breast cancer increases and this process can just turn out to be very fatal. Therefore maintaining the weight or getting it lowered is the most important thing that is needed. There was another study in which it was suggested that the breast cancer in about one sixth of the post menopausal women can be averted just by avoiding excess weight gain as an adult. In another study the researchers also added that exercise can also decrease the risk of breast cancer to a great extent. Therefore it is very important that the women in their adult years who have been gaining weight must take a strong check of their diet and exercise and should know the relation of this with the breast cancer and must work on either maintaining the weight or decreasing it so that they can have a healthy life.

The researchers have added that the women who have gained weight through their life and especially gaining weight around their abdominal area are the ones who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. There was also another research conducted in which there were 87,000 women ranging in the ages of 30-55. These women were being followed for over a period of about 26 years so that they could assess their weight change during adulthood. There were overall about 4,393 of the women who developed invasive breast cancer. The researchers brought to light the fact that the women who gained about 55 pounds or more since 18 years of age were about 45% more likely to develop breast cancer as compared to the women who maintained their weight. They also added that the women who gained about 22 pounds since menopause were also at an increased of the disease compared to the women who maintained their weight.

Thus by seeing all these researches and seeing the facts that are revealed through it, it is very important that the women must maintain their weight rather than gaining weight at an increased rate. It is very important that a lot of women must become aware of this fact and they should start to maintain their weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. I hope this article must prove beneficial to a lot of women who are going to read it and will gain benefit from it.


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