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Exercise 'Prevents Breast Cancer' (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on May, 25 2005 @ 10:12 PM
Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women, even after menopause. A statistical survey research conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that women who exercised regularly reduced their risk of devleoping cancer by 20%. Women who are considered overweight or obese, however, did not appear to benefit from the reduced risk exhibited among women who are small, normal, or slightly overweight.
Women of all ages can reduce their risk of breast cancer by exercising regularly, according to researchers.
Previous studies have shown that regular exercise can protect against the disease.

But now a study in the United States involving over 74,000 women shows that it is never too late to start.

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, they said that even post-menopausal women can reduce their risks by exercising.

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Exercise seems to have benefits for a wide variety of diseases and ailments, not just obesity - more motivation for all of us to get off our fat cans and do something.

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