Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

June 26, 2012 - 01:13

Exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 30 per cent, a study has found. US researchers have found that women who exercise at any level of intensity from 10 to 19 hours a week are most likely to cut the risk. The results have been welcomed by Cancer Council SA, which states the study provides further evidence of the benefits of regular exercise in cancer prevention. Researchers found a limitation of the study was the results were “not readily applicable to all women” because participants were more affluent and educated than the average, and future studies into the relationship between exercise and breast cancer should be expanded with a more diverse selection.