Within five years after a breast cancer diagnosis, women face an increased risk of weight gain compared with their cancer-free peers, a study has found.
Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the study looked at 303 breast cancer survivors and 307 age- and menopausal status-matched, cancer-free women from the Breast and Ovarian Surveillance Service cohort study, which is comprised of women with familial risk for breast and ovarian cancer, including BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. Study participants had completed a baseline questionnaire and at least one follow-up questionnaire administered every three or four years.
Researchers found that survivors who were diagnosed with breast cancer within five years before the baseline questionnaire was completed gained an average of 3.81 pounds more than cancer-free ...
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