Belly Fat Increases Risk of Breast Cancer Despite Normal BMI, Study Finds

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For years, experts have warned middle-aged women that being overweight or obese could increase the risk of breast cancer. A healthy body mass index (BMI) would remove that risk factor. However, a new study now shows that if a woman has a normal BMI but has excess belly fat, the woman has nearly twice the risk of developing invasive breast cancer compared to those with the least amount of fat. These findings help explain how women with no known risk factors might develop breast cancer.

Read the full article from NBC News here. 

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