Breast size, sedentary lifestyle linked to risk of dying from breast cancer

12/9/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Failing to meet current physical activity guidelines and larger breast size were associated with increased odds of dying from breast cancer among women, according to a long-term analysis published in the journal PLOS One. In the study that followed almost 80,000 women for 11 years, researchers found that those who were physically active had a 42% lower risk of dying from breast cancer than those who failed to meet exercise guidelines. Compared with women with an A cup breast size, those with a C cup had a fourfold increased breast cancer death risk, while women with D cup or larger size had an almost fivefold higher risk.

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