Fitness News: Exercise After Age 30 May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer
Women who exercise for more than one hour per week after the age of 30 may reduce their chances of developing breast cancer, according to a study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Seattle.
The study of 4.296 woman indicates that odds do not change in relation to exercise levels between ages 10 and 30, but women above age 30 significantly cut their chances of developing breast cancer if they were more active.
"Preliminarily," said Lisa Sprod of University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, "the take home message is that accumulating greater physical activity after the age of 30 may play a role in reducing the risk of developing breast cancer."
Learn more about breast cancer at BreastCancer.org.
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