26 Jun '12, 2am

Runners May Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk

By Meghan G. Loftus The same goes for any women who are active for at least 10 hours each week, according to this report from Time's Healthland blog . A new study published in the journal Cancer looked at data from women taking part in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project—1,504 women with breast cancer and 1,555 women without it. These women had been asked to report how active they'd been in their lifetimes, and researchers used this information to calculate a fitness score that could be used to compare all participants. Women who reported any amount of regular physical exercise were six percent less likely to develop breast cancer, while those who reported between 10 and 19 hours of weekly activity (and who had given birth) had a 30 percent lower risk. It didn't matter whether these active women had been active during their reproductive years or after menopause—the...

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