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Skirt size increase linked to breast cancer risk, says study

Women who consistently gain a skirt size every decade are increasing their risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research.

Family history, lifestyle and fertility treatment all play a role, but a new study of more than 90,000 women over the age of 50 suggests that putting on weight around your waist increases the risk by a third.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 25 Sep 2014
  • From the section Health
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