If you're currently at a healthy weight, you're already one step ahead of the game. If this is the case, preventing further weight gain is a worthy goal.
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"Even modest weight gain since age 18 was associated with increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. "Avoiding weight gain is one of the few ways we know of to reduce the risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women," says Feigelson.
The first critical period occurred in the first few months of life and the second occurred after age 2. "Between these periods, growth seemed to be preferentially directed towards height and not weight," researcher Marie-Aline Charles tells WebMD.