Higher Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk Linked To Increased Skirt Size

Higher Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk Linked To Increased Skirt Size
shutterstock_114975982A group of researchers from the Institute for Women's Health, University College London, UK, published a study in the BMJ Open journal, titled Association of skirt size and postmenopausal breast cancer risk in older women: a cohort study within the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS), where they found that going up one skirt size every 10 years was associated with a 33% greater risk of developing breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Different studies have suggested that obesity is associated with an increased risk in breast cancer development in postmenopausal women. However, no studies had investigated the link between central obesity and breast cancer. With this in mind, researchers decided to analyze almost 93,000 women that had enrolled in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) in England, to report on the association of breast cancer risk with self-reported skirt size (SS; waist-circumference proxy) changes between 20 years of age and postmenopausal-age. All women participating in the study were over
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