Women's Health

Daily Walk Can Drop Breast Cancer Risk 14 Percent

Can thWalking-to-Improve-Runninge infamous “Walk it off” therapy ordered up by childhood football coaches apply to breast cancer? Maybe, according to research funded by the American Cancer Society. When researchers looked at the daily exercise habits and the occurrence of breast cancer in 73,000 post-menopausal women, they found that those who walked at a moderate pace for an hour a day had a 14 percent reduced breast cancer risk, compared to those who didn’t walk. Wait there’s more: an hour or more of daily strenuous physical activity was associated with a 25 percent reduced risk, the study found. Read more in HealthDay.

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