Breast cancer risk lower with physical activity

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Breast cancer risk lower with physical activity

Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time may reduce a woman’s breast cancer risk. This encouraging finding is based on research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

“Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time are already recommended for cancer prevention,” Suzanne C. Dixon-Suen, PhD, an epidemiologist at Deakin University and Cancer Council Victoria in Australia, and colleagues wrote.

She added, “Our study adds further evidence that such behavioral changes are likely to lower the incidence of future breast cancer rates.”

The large study noted that greater activity was linked to a lower risk for invasive breast cancers.

In addition, more vigorous exercise was linked to a lower risk for pre- and perimenopausal breast cancers.

Finally, more sedentary time was associated with a higher risk for hormone receptor-negative and triple-negative breast cancer.

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