BMI linked to breast cancer risk after menopause

Written by Reuters | New York | Updated: Apr 27 2014, 21:26pm hrs
Overall body size, rather than shape, is a better indicator of breast cancer risk after menopause, according to a recent study. The analysis of U.S. women contradicts past research suggesting that having an apple shape with a large midriff measurement, regardless of weight or body mass index (BMI), might signal greater breast cancer risk.