Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms

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Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their ----- tumor until it has become large, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, with overweight defined as a BMI of 25 or more. High BMI is associated with a number of health risks, including diabetes and heart disease. However, BMI is not considered as part of ----- cancer screening guidelines. For the new study, conducted at Karolinska I..

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