HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Strenuous physical activity associated with lower breast cancer risk

Women who regularly engage in strenuous physical activity may have a lower risk of developing both invasive breast cancer and in situ (early-stage) breast cancer than women who do not, according to a report in the February 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

"Few established risk factors for breast cancer are easily modifiable," the authors write as background information in the article. Physical activity has been associated with breast cancer risk and may be one of the few risk factors that women can control. "Questions remain regarding the amount and intensity of physical activity and the periods when activity provides the greatest breast cancer risk reduction."

Cher M. Dallal, M.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and colleagues studied 110,599 women age 20 to 79 who were part of the California Teachers Study, established in 1995 and 1996. At the beginning of the study, the women were asked about their average participation in moderate (such as brisk walking, golf or volleyball) and strenuous (including swimming laps, aerobics and running) physical activity from high school to their current age and also in the past three years. The women also provided information about other breast cancer risk factors, including race, family history and use of hormone therapy.

Through 2002, 2,649 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and 593 with in situ breast cancer. Women who reported participating in strenuous activity for more than five hours per week over the long term had a 20 percent lower risk of invasive breast cancer and 31 percent lower risk of in situ breast cancer than women who participated in less than 30 minutes of strenuous activity per week. "Long-term moderate physical activity and strenuous and moderate activity in the past three years were not associated with invasive breast cancer," the authors write. Similarly, moderate activity did not appear to i
'"/>

Contact: Jon Weiner
323-442-2830
JAMA and Archives Journals
26-Feb-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Device helps physically disabled turn on computer
2. Older motorists improve driving performance with physical conditioning
3. Low physical activity can improve fitness levels for sedentary, overweight postmenopausal women
4. Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes
5. General physicals prompt needed cancer screenings
6. Civic engagement keeps aging Americans mentally healthy after physical decline
7. Exercise enhances seniors physical, mental functioning
8. Higher physical activity associated with reduced risk of breast cancer
9. TV viewing and physical inactivity independently associated with metabolic risk in children
10. Exercise helps elderly regain physical function and avoid major disability
11. Low birth weight infants may have cognitive and physical problems when they reach adolescence

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... Lori G. Cohen and Sara K. Thompson , ... American Conference Institute’s 21st Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference , taking place ... conference. , Cohen, who chairs the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than ... Alabama are expected to attend the UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass Mayor’s Luncheon Dec. 9, 2016. ... for area students and operating support to UNCF-member institutions, including Miles College, Oakwood ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health and prescription drug coverage, known ... Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current plan to a Medicare ... during this period order for their new policy to go into effect in 2017. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, will be included in the 2016 “Guide to ... to exceptional professionals based on the amalgamation of their education, experience, and professional ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu, offering local frontline clinicians the ... pain management. , The demand for supplemental training related to pain management ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016  The Addiction Treatment Advisory Group ... Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed findings ... the opioid addiction crisis, including through improved access ... ATAG,s newly released paper, "The Role of ... addresses many issues around gaps and barriers to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016 Boston Scientific Corporation ... agreement to acquire certain manufacturing assets and capabilities of ... NVC) advanced biological tissue business, as well as a ... $75 million in cash. The Neovasc advanced biological tissue ... the Boston Scientific Lotus™ Valve System. * Upon ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 On ... down 1.36%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.36% higher, ... 2,191.08, down 0.35%. Losses were broad based as six out ... has initiated research reports on the following Services equities: Myriad ... QGEN ), INC Research Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: