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Bariatric surgery tied to lower risk of breast cancer in study

A study in the Annals of Surgery found that women with morbid obesity who underwent bariatric surgery had a 37% lower breast cancer risk over an average of about 48 months, compared with those who did not undergo the procedure. The study of 71,887 women found that the risk of developing breast cancer was reduced by 45% after menopause and 28% before menopause.

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