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  1. Exam Room Podcast

  2. Oct 27, 2021

Your Weight and Your Risk of Breast Cancer | Dr. Kristi Funk

Your Weight and Your Risk of Breast Cancer | Dr. Kristi Funk

When it comes to breast cancer, your weight matters. Just gaining 8 pounds since graduating high school can make a woman 25% more likely to develop breast cancer. And for those who have gained more than 25 pounds, their risk is nearly double that of other women!

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Breast cancer surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Kristi Funk discusses why excess fat tempts cancer in your body and outlines the steps you can take to lower your risk when she joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on The Exam Room. 

You will also learn how losing weight can exponentially reduce the odds of breast cancer and why a plant-based diet is the best diet for achieving that!

This is the fourth of four special episodes dedicated to breast cancer.

Dr. Funk is helping to lead the Let's Beat Breast Cancer campaign with the Physicians Committee. She encourages women to take the four-week LBBC challenge to improve their health and reduce their risk for breast cancer.

Dr. Kristi Funk
IG: @drkristifunk
Twitter: @drkristifunk

Chuck Carroll
IG: @ChuckCarrollWLC
Twitter: @ChuckCarrollWLC

Barnard Medical Center

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