Is exercise effective in reducing the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women?

Pritchard, Kathleen I.
March 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/2/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 5, p787
Academic Journal
Presents the result of the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study which analyzed the association between physical activity and breast cancer prevention in postmenopausal women. Number of women recruited for the study; Percentage of decreased risk of breast cancer for women who had engaged in regular strenuous physical activity at age 35; Effect of increased physical activity on women in the highest weight category; Mechanism by which exercise might reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women; Effect of physical activity on sex-hormone binding globulin.


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