Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce the Risks of Breast Cancer

A healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer. According to a recent online industry article obese postmenopausal women have an increased risk for developing breast cancer and the cancers are likely to be more aggressive than those in the leaner population. A University Of Colorado Cancer Center Study published in the Journal Cancer Research explains how this risk can be prevented.”By using nutrient tracers for fat and sugar, we tracked where the body stored excess calories. In lean models, excess fat and glucose were taken up by the liver, mammary and skeletal tissues. In obese models, excess fat and glucose were taken up by tumors, fueling their growth,” says Erin Giles, PhD, postdoctoral researcher at the CU Cancer Center and the paper’s lead author.  The belief is that if you are lean, excess calories are absorbed by healthy tissue. But if you are obese, excess calories will become food for the tumor. Study authors believe that the menopausal window is an excellent opportunity for women to take control of their breast cancer risk by managing their weight. Dr. Seify explains to his patients who are perimenopausal, or postmenopausal that it is not uncommon to begin to see weight gain as hormones are shifting at this stage of life. For some patients, taking immediate action as soon as they begin to see increased amounts of fat on their abdomen can be extremely effective. Choosing liposuction for the Upper back, love handles, and other common areas could be the difference between maintaining a proportionate figure and appropriate weight and ultimately ending up obese. Although liposuction is not a weight loss procedure many patients who choose to have liposuction find the results to be motivating and superior to those results that could be achieved through diet and exercise alone. Patients tell Dr. Seify that because they feel better about the way that they look they are more likely to exercise and eat right allowing them to maintain a healthy and stable weight. Patients who are considering liposuction or abdominoplasty are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

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