Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

According to Australian and Canadian researchers, physically active women decrease their risk of breast cancer by 25-30%.

The scientists recently reviewed 62 exercise research studies and found that in 85% of the studies, the more exercise the women performed, the greater their risk reduction. This held true even for recreational activities like walking. Even better, they found that you can begin exercising at any age and reduce your risk of breast cancer.

British Journal of Sports Medicine 2008;42:636-647 Physical activity and breast cancer risk: impact of timing, type and dose of activity and population subgroup effects

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