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Are You Overweight? Learn Why Being Overweight Can Increase Your Chances of Breast Cancer

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In case you haven’t heard, October is breast cancer awareness month and in honor of this month, we want to give you some tips, tools and advice regarding breast cancer and how you can reduce your risk. Being overweight can lead to many different health problems, breast cancer being one of them. Women, who are overweight or obese, meaning their body mass index (BMI) is over 25, are at a higher risk for breast cancer than women whose BMI is under that number. This is especially true of women who have already gone through menopause.

Where your extra weight falls on your body can also have an effect on whether you are at higher risk for breast cancer or not. This means that that extra weight around your stomach that you hate so much can actually be more detrimental than the extra weight around you thighs.

Calculate Your BMI

 

Not sure what your BMI is? No problem. Simply follow this link: www.nhlbi.nih.gov, enter in your height and weight, and the BMI calculator will determine your body’s BMI for you!

A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to be “normal”. Anything over will increase your chances of breast cancer, and anything under is considered “underweight”.

There are many different ways you can decrease your overall BMI, such as the cold laser liposuction or going on the HCG diet, both of which are offered at DreamBody Medical Centers in Scottsdale, AZ. Both of these options will help you lose weight and ultimately lower your BMI.

So this October as we all wear our pink ribbons and walk for those who have suffered from breast cancer, take a moment to calculate your BMI and see where you stand. If you fall over that 25 number, you may want to think about taking our advice and work to lower your BMI and lose some weight by eating healthier, exercising and trying one of our many weight loss services.

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