Almost half of breast cancer cases in postmenopausal women occur in those suffering from obesity.
At present, this link between obesity and breast cancer is mostly statistical. We can see the link, but we don’t understand exactly why it exists.
A possible explanation is that obese women store xenoestrogens (xenestrogens) in their extra fat cells. Xenoestrogens are harmful oestrogen-like compounds resulting from environmental pollution.
Because of the link between obesity and breast cancer, it is important for all women to maintain control over their weight, especially as they enter menopause.