Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study finds repetitive loss and regain of body weight doesn’t negatively affect person’s long-term ability to battle obesity, a known risk factor for many cancers
Dr. Anne McTiernan finds lifestyle changes lower blood estrogen levels in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, may reduce risk of most common breast cancers
May 29, 2012
| By Kristen Woodward
Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce levels of circulating estrogens that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers—the first randomized, controlled clinical trial to test the effects of weight loss on sex hormones in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, a group at elevated risk for breast cancer.
Anne McTiernan-led study shows that postmenopausal women who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight reduced inflammation markers related to several cancers
May 7, 2012
According to a study led by Dr. Anne McTiernan of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and lost at least 5 percent of their body weight had a measurable reduction in markers of inflammation.