Normalizing the weight through diet and fitness, women after menopause can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, according to the publishing house "Bupa".
Oncologists have published a new study that confirmed the relationship between high body mass index and risk of breast cancer, and scientists claim that the normalization of body mass the risk of breast cancer decreases sharply.
These conclusions are based on observation 440 postmenopausal women with excessive body mass. Women received intensive fitness program (100 hours per week) and correction of the diet. During the study, no one died, and the biomarkers of breast cancer decreased.
Principal investigator Dr. DeBa Larkins, explains: "After menopause, women are overweight show increased levels of hormones (estrogens and androgens), due to their deposition in adipose tissue. Increased hormones leads to increased risk of breast cancer".
"A balanced diet with an energy value of no more than 2000 calories a day from moderate to intense physical activity for at least 45 minutes, 5 days a week helps to normalize the weight of the woman, her hormones and the risk of developing breast cancer," added Professor Debra Larkins.
Tips academic extremely important. Breast cancer is a serious disease with high mortality in later medical care.
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To minimize the risk of cancer is not enough to normalize weight. In addition to this factor it is necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle: stop Smoking, reduce alcohol load limit yourself to fatty food.