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Overweight girls 'may have lower breast cancer risk'

5 July 2010

Women who recall carrying excess body fat during childhood and adolescence appear to be less likely to develop breast cancer in later life, a study published in American Journal of Epidemiology reports.

Read the article here.

Published in American Journal of Epidemiology, Advanced Access, 11 May 2010.

Read the Cancer Research UK press release here.

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