Daily Walk May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

American Cancer Society sees benefit for women
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 5, 2013 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Women who walk at least one hour a day can lower their risk of breast cancer, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. Over 17 years, researchers monitored the physical activity of more than 70,000 postmenopausal women. Those who walked at least seven hours a week—even if it were their only form of exercise—had a 14% lower risk. Women who engaged in more vigorous activity lowered their risk even more—they were 25% less likely to get breast cancer.

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