MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Rowan Chlebowski, MD, PhD
Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
City of Hope National Medical Center
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Regarding study background while obesity has been for several decades been well established respect cancer incidence, it has been difficult to provide evidence that weight loss in postmenopausal women would reduce their breast cancer risk.
We address this question by examining short-term, three year weight loss of 5% or more in most menopausal women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative observational study.
Women who lost this moderate amount of weight regardless of their baseline weight experience as statistically significant lower breast cancer incidence.