Weight hurts ability to fight cancer

By: Newscenter 16 Email
By: Newscenter 16 Email

New research shows that a person's weight can also affect their ability to fight cancer.

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine compared the outcomes of breast cancer patients based on their weight.

They found those who were obese had a 30 percent increased risk for their disease coming back and a 50 percent higher risk of death.

Even women who were overweight, but not obese, had an increased risk.

They said hormonal changes associated with obesity may fuel certain cancers.


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