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NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: Impact of Diet and Lifestyle Factors on Cancer Incidence: Breast Cancer

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For a copy of these publications and others related to the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, visit the National Cancer Institute.

Adiposity, Adult Weight Change, and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
Women who gain more than 20 pounds throughout adulthood have an increased risk for postmenopausal breast cancer, according to data collected among 99,039 postmenopausal women in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. The increased risk was seen only for women not using menopausal hormone therapy.

Dietary Fat and Postmenopausal Invasive Breast Cancer in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study cohort
Is it something I ate? Could be. This NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study of 188,736 postmenopausal women finds that as the amount of fat a woman consumes increases, so does her risk of developing breast cancer. And this seems to be more pronounced in women not taking menopausal hormones.

Further information about the study or individual reports may be obtained by contacting Nancy Wood of AARP at or 202-434-2583.

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