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BMI linked to breast cancer risk after menopause

Apr 27 2014, 15:56 IST
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SummaryOverall body size, rather than shape, is a better indicator of breast cancer risk after menopause

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.

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