Regular exercise after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

August 13, 2014 4:11 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle aged women who get a few hours of activity each week, including walking or more vigorous exercise, are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than more sedentary women, according to a new study from France.

“The women who recently, in the previous four years, performed physical activity had a decreased risk of breast cancer compared with women who were not so active,” said coauthor Françoise Clavel-Chapelon. But that decrease disappeared after the physical activity stopped, she added.

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