Women's Health - "How Your Weight Impacts Your Breast Cancer Risk"
If you can do only one thing to lower your lifetime risk of obtaining breast cancer, it should be maintaining a healthy weight. For now, the best measure might be a "normal" body mass index (BMI). “It's not a perfect measurement, but it can give you a clue as to whether you're tipping the scale in the wrong direction,” said Elisa Port, MD, Director of the Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System. “If you're obese or suspect you're overweight, don't waste any time — start slimming down.” Learn more