Post-Menopause: Increasing Waistline Associated with Breast Cancer Risk

September 25, 2014 9:50 AM

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An increasing waistline ups the risk of breast cancer post-menopause by 33 percent, a new study suggests.

As such menopause does not increase the risk of breast cancer. According to WebMD, age is a risk factor for breast cancer and its chances of developing increase with age. Nearly 95 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are over age 40, and about half are age 61 and older.

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