Regular Brisk Walking Associated with Decreased Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
About the Study
- Women with one hour of physical activity per day (at an intensity of a brisk walk) had a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women with less than one hour of physical activity per week.
- In women who were least active at menopause (about 30 minutes of average pace walking on most days), women who increased physical activity after menopause had a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who did not increase activity after menopause.
How Does This Affect You?
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/
Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Rosner B, Holmes MD, Willett WC. Physical activity and risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Oct 25;170(19):1758-64.
- Reviewer: Brian P. Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2010 -
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