Obesity Causes Breast Cancer? 15 Breast Cancer Rumours Debunked

4. Myth: Obesity doesn’t play a role in breast cancer.

Fact: Being overweight does increase your chance of getting breast cancer, especially when you gained the weight later in life.
The female hormone estrogen can help breast cancer grow, and most of your estrogen comes from fat tissue. Thus, having more fat tissue can increase your chance of getting breast cancer.



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