Daily Walk May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
American Cancer Society sees benefit for women
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Posted Oct 5, 2013 10:11 AM CDT
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(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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Plato
Oct 5, 2013 2:22 PM CDT
Maybe women that are in fairly good physical condition are the ones most apt to have a walking exercise routine. Maybe women that are not in very good physical condition are the ones most apt not to indulge in a walking exercise routine. Maybe women that are in fairly good physical condition are more apt not to develop cancer, and maybe women that are not in good physical condition are more apt to develop cancer. A lot of "maybes", but just maybe being in good physical condition is more important than having a walking exercise routine. I am a man and I do have a two mile daily walking routine, I endorse walking as a beneficial exercise. But these conclusions that someone does "this" therefore that is the reason "that" does not happen to them as much is somewhat nebulous evidence, don't you think ?
finkster
Oct 5, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
Has anyone informed Angelina Jolie about this study? Oh wait...too late...never mind.