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Skinny girls at risk of breast cancer

15th April 2010

Research published in the Breast Cancer Research Journal has revealed that skinny girls are more likely to develop breast cancer in later life.

Females underweight at the age of seven are at greater risk of the disease when they get older than those who are larger in size, according to scientists at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm who also found that girls who were slightly overweight at a young age were less likely to develop particularly aggressive types of tumours which are very difficult to treat.

 

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