“Women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer by 14%,” The
Guardian reports. A new study has found that even moderate regular exercise is
associated with lower risk of cancer.
This US cancer prevention study involved over 73,000 postmenopausal women who
were tracked for 17 years.
During this time 6% of the women developed breast cancer. The researchers then
looked back to see whether reported time spent walking, sitting or in recreational
physical activity was linked to risk of developing breast cancer.