There’s a new reason to watch your waistline, ladies.
A new study links obesity to ovarian cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer Research Fund found that a five-point increase in a woman’s body mass index, or BMI, could increase the risk of ovarian cancer by six percent.
It’s the first time a study has suggested being overweight increases your risk of this type of cancer.
Oncologist Dr. Dale Fuller joined Shelly Slater on News 8 at 4 to talk about why being fat is now a risk factor.