Forget fitting into smaller jeans—slimming down can save your life.
Reason 3: You could recover faster from cancer
Obese women have a higher risk of complications from breast reconstruction after mastectomy. They also appear to be less likely than normal-weight women to get the full benefit of pre-surgery chemotherapy, possibly because doctors—worried about toxicity—tend to give overweight women smaller doses than they really need of whatever medication they are taking.
Make one change: Check with your pharmacist and doctor to be sure you’re getting adequate doses of the drugs you need for any illness or condition.