nd more evidence becoming available that shows that exercise reduces the risk for breast cancer . The good news with this study was that walking reduces the risk regardless of whether the women were overweight or gained weight during the period of the study. Over 70000 post menopausal women’s records were evaluated in this large study.
The link between exercise and lower risk of cancer appeared to be independent of whether the participants took Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms. Furthermore exercise lowered the risk for both oestrogen positive and negative receptor cancers.
In the study it was found that women who walked 7 hours or more had a 14% lower risk of breast cancer, compared to those who walked 3 hours a week or less. Walking was at moderate pace of around 3 miles an hour. Furthermore in women who did more vigorous exercise the risk was 25% lower.
Another good reason to get out and about!