Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Save the Boobs!

You know 'em, you love 'em, you probably even have a couple of favorites hanging out under your sweater right now; but are you doing all you can to take care of them? As anyone with eyes and/or ears knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yes, of course you know this. Everyone knows this. The problem is - not enough people act on it.
Why is this on a weight loss blog, you may ask. Well, I'll tell you. Being overweight puts you at increased risk for many types of cancer but most particularly breast cancer. Why? It's the estrogen, silly. See, like everything else it comes in contact with, estrogen complicates things in breast cancer and overweight women. You see, estrogen is stored in fat cells. Handy, right?
So, I've intentionally kept it brief here. I hope you'll use your extra time to schedule a mammogram if you're 40+. Or even if you're not, at least make time to get felt up. Hey it could be fun. But more importantly it could save your boobs and your life.

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