Exercise halves breast cancer risk

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A study, presented at the 2014 Annual ASCO Meeting, stated that postmenopausal women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by half if they use a combination of diet and exercise to reduce their body weight by five to 10 percent. Exercise help preserve lean body mass and was an important component in these results; women who lost the weight via diet alone did not see the same level of cancer risk reduction.

Exercise halves breast cancer risk
Exercise halves breast cancer risk
Women now have a reason to lose weight that's more important than looking good in their bathing suit this season. A new study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting, reveals that by losing just five to 10 percent of body weight through diet and exercise, postmenopausal women can cut the risk of breast cancer in half.
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