This review was prepared by Junaidah B. Barnett, Ph.D., MCH(N), Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School ofMedicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
The Relationship between Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk and Mortality
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2008
2003 International Life Sciences Institute
Volume 61, Issue 2, pages 73–76, February 2003
How to Cite
(2003), The Relationship between Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk and Mortality. Nutrition Reviews, 61: 73–76. doi: 10.1301/nr.2003.febr.73-76
- Issue published online: 16 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 16 SEP 2008
- breast cancer risk;
- breast cancer mortality
Obesity is an established risk factor for postmenopausal, but not premenopausal, development of breast cancer. Evidence for a positive association between obesity and breast cancer mortality is mounting. Avoiding adult weight gain and maintaining a healthy body weight may contribute importantly to decreasing breast cancer risk and mortality, especially in postmenopausal women.