Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study  
5/22/2012 7:32:13 AM

Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce levels of circulating estrogens that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – the first randomized, controlled clinical trial to test the effects of weight loss on sex hormones in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, a group at elevated risk for breast cancer.