Walking, exercise may lower breast cancer risk in older women

10/4/2013 | Reuters

Older women who walked at a moderate pace for at least one hour each day or at least seven hours per week were 14% less likely to develop breast cancer compared with those who walked for three hours or less per week, according to a study involving 74,000 women ages 50 to 74. The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, also found that exercising more vigorously for at least seven hours a week was associated with about a 25% lower risk of breast cancer.

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