Can obesity lead to breast cancer?

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The connection between obesity and various lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart problems is well established. However, as per recent studies, obesity also puts women at a higher risk for breast cancer. Women who are overweight tend to have higher steroid hormone and insulin levels, which have also been linked to breast cancer. In India, it is a matter of concern as breast cancer is a leading cause of death amongst women. While all the factors that cause cancer may not be in our control, a little exercise followed with a nutritious and well-balanced diet will go a long way to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

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Source: Vigyanprasar

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