Lifetime exercise improves breast cancer survival

04/16/2009 | Reuters

Breast cancer patients who engaged in about four hours or more of moderate-intensity recreational exercise each week over their lifetime were 44% less likely to die and 34% less likely to suffer a recurrence, progression or new primary breast cancer, researchers found. The study also found household chores and occupational activity didn't confer the same benefits as exercise, and vigorous-intensity activity lowered mortality but had no effect on the risk of other outcomes.

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