A daily dose of housework could help to cut the risk of breast cancer, say US researchers. Women who stay fit and active by doing moderate-to-vigorous activities were 17 per cent less likely to develop the disease.

Peters TM, Moore SC, Gierach GL et al. BMC Cancer 2009;9:349 doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-349

Originally published in the December 2009 edition of MIMS Oncology & Palliative Care.

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