Exercise Beats Diet in Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

June 1, 2014 10:24 PM

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Exercise Beats Diet in Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

CHICAGO — Women who lose weight by exercising and eating better may reduce their risk of breast cancer more than women who lose the same amount of weight through diet alone, according to a new study of postmenopausal women.

Both exercising and eating better are thought to reduce women's risk of breast cancer by decreasing body fat and levels of the sex hormones related to breast cancer, according to the researchers. But the researchers investigated whether there is any additional benefit to exercising, beyond the effec...

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