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Exercise Reduces Risk of Death From Breast Cancer

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology says that exercise reduces the risk of death from breast cancer.  In this study, women who walked 2-3 miles per week in the year before they were diagnosed were 31% less likely to die than those who did not.  The women who walked briskly 2-3 miles per week after diagnosis, at 2 years after diagnosis, were 67% more likely to be alive than those who didn't.  Women who decreased their activity after diagnosis were 4 times more likely to die from breast cancer.  Women who became active after diagnosis reduced their risk of death by 45%.

The corresponding author of this study is Melinda Irwin, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Medicine.

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