Breast cancer: fat woman at gunpoint

Scientists from the University of Granada in Spain has proved that women are overweight breast cancer develops at a younger age. This risk depends on the degree of obesity, the body mass index (ratio of weight-for-height).Doctors have studied the histories of 524 women with breast cancer, assessing body mass index and taking into account familial predisposition to breast cancer, and found that obesity is associated with breast cancer at a young age.Previously it was assumed that the most significant risk factor is family history. This study showed that obesity in women, a particularly high degree, a more important risk factor for breast cancer.

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