HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can increase breast cancer risk, study finds

(San Francisco) Gaining more than 50 pounds during pregnancy, and not losing the excess weight post-pregnancy, could triple a womans risk of developing breast cancer after menopause, according to a study conducted by researchers at Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, DC, and in Finland. Pregnancy weight gain of 40 pounds increased breast cancer risk by 40%. The findings are to be presented April 9 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in San Francisco.

Pregnancy weight gain has been linked in previous studies to increased estrogen levels, which in turn are believed to increase breast cancer risk, researchers said. The researchers findings are based on the study of more than 27,000 breast cancer patients in Finland, identified through a national cancer registry. Information about breast cancer diagnosis and pregnancy weight gain were obtained from a national cancer registry, maternity center registries and from a questionnaire completed by the study participants.

Significant weight gain during pregnancy may cause changes in breast tissue that increase susceptibility to breast cancer in later liferoughly equivalent to the risk of postmenopausal obesity, said Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, one of the studys investigators and associate professor of oncology at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. Women who retain the added pounds after pregnancy are at the greatest risk.

Weight gain during pregnancy appeared to increase breast cancer risk only after menopause, Hilakivi-Clarke said, adding that each 1 kg (2.2 pounds) increase in pregnancy weight increased breast cancer risk by 3.9%, when adjusted for body mass index before pregnancy.

Weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds is normal in pregnancy and not associated with an increase in risk for either premenopausal or postmenopausal breast cancer, Hilakivi-Clarke noted.


'"/>

Contact: Beth Porter
bap2@georgetown.edu
202-687-4699
Georgetown University Medical Center
9-Apr-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Botox Treats Excessive Sweating, According To UCSF Study
2. OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
3. Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
4. Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
5. Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
6. Sunflower seed oil can protect low birth weight babies from infection
7. Daily supplement may boost birthweight of babies in the developing world
8. UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
9. Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery
10. Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
11. Diffusion-weighted MRI can diagnose mad cow-related disease in humans before symptoms show

Post Your Comments:
(Date:2/26/2015)... (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 Dr. Parsa Mohebi, ... his hair transplant contest winner’s surgery on Friday, ... winner Marc R., is all set to receive his grand ... ARTAS system. His procedure will be done on a live ... To watch the surgery, go to the website and experience ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Ore. (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 ... services, celebrated its launch to its first customer ... employees and their covered dependents. , SpendWell ... health care services, combining real-time price transparency with ... a variety of routine health care services and ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... A Beautiful Smile Dentistry is celebrating 50 ... following 50 year celebration specials to their patients. ... Care Diamond Clean or the Braun Oral B 7000 ... is $2895 for the Invisalign special (this is for ... procedures are priced accordingly). The practice is offering ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 26, 2015 A tummy tuck and ... two different things—but they can be combined to great ... tuck with liposuction, Michigan’s Dr. Pramit Malhotra calls the ... grow in popularity by 50 percent in the last ... patients seeking to combine the two? First, it helps ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... KnowNote ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its ... on the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. Andrew Tropeano, a ... review and shared with viewers how this application teaches users ... Learning a musical instrument can be difficult. And nearly ... something they already know and use to learn music and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hair Transplant Contest Winner’s Surgery to be Streamed LIVE 2Health News:SpendWell Launches New Online Health Care Marketplace to Large Employer Group 2Health News:SpendWell Launches New Online Health Care Marketplace to Large Employer Group 3Health News:A Beautiful Smile Dentistry is Celebrating 50 Years in Practice! 2Health News:A Beautiful Smile Dentistry is Celebrating 50 Years in Practice! 3Health News:Dr. Pramit Malhotra Reports a Rise in Patients Combining Liposuction and Tummy Tuck in Michigan, Citing the “Power LipoTuck” 2Health News:Dr. Pramit Malhotra Reports a Rise in Patients Combining Liposuction and Tummy Tuck in Michigan, Citing the “Power LipoTuck” 3Health News:A Modern Way to Learn Music was Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 30, 2015 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... 26, 2015  Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a ... treatment of virus infections, today announced that ... Vice President of Finance, a newly created role. ... administrative activities, including financial planning and reporting, accounting ... J. Jensen , President and CEO. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015 The market ... is estimated at 2.4 billion in ... population growth, government insurance, newly insured patients and ... region and will continue to propel demand.  The healthcare ... into the market and interviews with IVD manufacturers ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 2015 Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of ... Phase II clinical trial for COL-1077, a lidocaine ... endometrial biopsy in the second quarter of 2015. ... feedback from the United States Food and Drug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Jonathan P. Freve, CPA, Joins Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of Finance 2Kalorama: Led by Brazil, IVD Test Market in Latin America Exceeds 2 Billion 2Kalorama: Led by Brazil, IVD Test Market in Latin America Exceeds 2 Billion 3Kalorama: Led by Brazil, IVD Test Market in Latin America Exceeds 2 Billion 4Columbia Laboratories to Initiate a Phase II Clinical Trial for COL-1077, Lidocaine Bioadhesive 10% Gel, in the Second Quarter of 2015 2Columbia Laboratories to Initiate a Phase II Clinical Trial for COL-1077, Lidocaine Bioadhesive 10% Gel, in the Second Quarter of 2015 3
Cached News: