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Can exercise help prevent breast cancer?

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Regular aerobic exercise may offer some protection against breast cancer. Studies have found that women who exercised vigorously and often were only half as likely as non-exercisers to get breast cancer. This has been shown primarily in younger, pre-menopausal women.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Learn about Cancer: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer."

CDC: "Breast Cancer."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Learn about Cancer: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer."

CDC: "Breast Cancer."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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