Women need exercise to cut breast cancer risks

reduce changes of breast cancer with exercise

Women need exercise to cut breast cancer risks

Evidence keeps compiling that regular exercise results in longer life by reducing the risks for cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.  In post menopausal women, regular vigorous exercise resulted in a lower risk for breast cancer.  A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that women who exercised 3 times per week, averaging 50 minutes of exercise in the moderate to vigorous training zones per workout, resulted in statistically significant reductions in estradiol and free estradiol for this group.  They also lost weight and increased other health measures.  The study showed results consistent with a lower risk for breast cancer, according to Christine Friedenreich, PHD, of Alberta Health Services in Calgary, and colleagues. 

For more information: http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/BreastCancer/18490

First Published Thu, 2010-03-04 07:05

Find this story at:

http://www.more.com/health/breast-cancer/women-need-exercise-cut-breast-cancer-risks