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Regular Exercise, Keeping Weight In Check Reduces Breast-cancer Risk

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Regular Exercise, Keeping Weight In Check Reduces Breast-cancer Risk In Postmenopausal Women

Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Date: October 12, 2006

Postmenopausal women who want to significantly decrease their breast-cancer risk would be wise to exercise regularly and keep their weight within a normal range for their height, according to new findings from the Women's Health Initiative to be published in the journal Obesity.

The multicenter team of researchers, led by Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, found that women who had the lowest body-mass index, or BMI, and the highest physical-activity levels had the lowest levels of circulating estrogens, sex hormones that can fuel breast-cancer growth. Read more

10-14-2006 - 01:06 PM


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