Study: Exercise in year before cancer diagnosis benefits outcome

09/12/2006 | Reuters

Women who exercise in the year prior to being diagnosed with breast cancer appear to have an improved prognosis if they are overweight at the time of being diagnosed, according to a new study. The study found that those with the lowest levels of activity consistently had the lower survival rates, and higher activity levels were associated with a 30% reduction in the risk of death among women who were overweight when diagnosed.

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