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article imageBreast cancer risk lowered by walking 60 minutes per day

By Owen Weldon     Oct 4, 2013 in Health
Postmenopausal women may be able to lower the risk of getting breast cancer by walking at least one hour per day, according to a long-term study.
According to CBC, in the past studies have suggested that women who get physical activity on a regular basis has around 25% lower risk of breast cancer. However, researchers have decided to take a deeper look at the topic, and focused on whether walking can help if a woman is not exercising vigorously.
According to CBS, the research concluded that at least walking seven hours per week can lower women's chances of getting breast cancer considerably.
Almost 74,000 postmenopausal women, ages 50-74, took part in the Cancer Prevention Study, and enrolled in it between 1992 and 1993. The women answered questions about their lifestyles and their health at the start of the study, and then they did the same thing every two years between 1997 and 2009.
According to Fox, about 6.5% of the women who participated on the study got breast cancer between 1992 and 2007.
However, the study cannot prove that cancers can be prevented by walking, but researchers did say that waling does affect hormones, weight, resistance to insulin and other factors that are linked to breast cancer risk.
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