Exercise, weight gain, breast cancer

While some studies have reported a reduced risk of breast cancer with exercise other studies have not found this. A study of almost 5,000 women suggests that those who exercised vigorously during their early life were at reduced risk of breast cancer if they did not gain — or gained very little — weight during adulthood. (Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 9:591-595, June 2000)

Copyright 2000 Phylis A Austin

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