Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Survivors Battle Bone Loss

November 10, 2013 8:00 PM

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Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Survivors Battle Bone Loss

FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobics and strength-training exercises may help reduce bone loss and the risk of fractures in breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests.

Bone loss is a serious problem for breast cancer survivors. Treatments such as aromatase inhibitors block the production of estrogen, a hormone that fuels the growth of many breast cancers. Estrogen, however, is needed for bone formation.

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