Obesity, early menopause heighten endometrial cancer risk

06/23/2009 | Yahoo!

Obesity significantly increases a woman's risk of getting endometrial cancer, especially if she enters menopause early, according to a CDC study. Women with a BMI over 35 who were under age 45 at menopause had a 22-times higher risk for endometrial cancers than normal-weight women. Researchers said a lack of progesterone likely was behind the increased risk.

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