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    Walking can reduce breast cancer risk

    Postmenopausal women who were very active or walked for at least seven hours a week had a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research...

    Walking can reduce breast cancer risk
    Postmenopausal women who were very active or walked for at least seven hours a week had a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

    Women who engaged in at least an hour of vigorous physical activity every day had a 25 percent lower risk for breast cancer, and those who walked for at least seven hours a week had a 14 percent lower risk for breast cancer, in this study of 73,615 postmenopausal women.

    "We examined whether recreational physical activity, specifically walking, was associated with lower breast cancer risk. Given that more than 60 percent of women report some daily walking, promoting walking as a healthy leisure-time activity could be an effective strategy for increasing physical activity among postmenopausal women," said Alpa Patel, Ph.D., senior epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta, Ga. "We were pleased to find that without any other recreational activity, just walking an average of one hour per day was associated with lower risk of breast cancer in these women."

    After making adjustments to the data, the researchers determined that the observed benefits of physical activity and walking were not influenced by body type (BMI and weight gain) or hormonal status (postmenopausal hormone use and estrogen receptor status).

    This is the first study to report a lower risk for breast cancer among this demographic associated specifically with walking, according to the authors.

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    Re: Walking can reduce breast cancer risk

    This is good reason for women to keep up their exercise program, even as they age and after going through menopause. With some good exercise, the risk of breast cancer goes way down, so they recommend brisk walking or other moderately intense exercises.




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    Re: Walking can reduce breast cancer risk

    Many of our cells, including the potentially cancerous ones contain estrogen receptors. Their growth is stimulated when they come in contact with estrogen. So, as estrogen circulates throughout the body it feeds both the healthy cells and cancerous cells causing them to grow and divide. Thus, lowering the estrogen level through exercise, which is vital in the health of women, could reduce the risk of getting cancer, especially breast cancer.




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    Re: Walking can reduce breast cancer risk

    That is what my boss in my past job did. She walked every day and she seems healthy and happy senior citizen. Hopefully, everyone should not underestimate the power of walking and consider it beneficial not only in body but also mentally.




 

 

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