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Exercise can cut risk of breast cancer

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:640
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Even fairly modest levels of physical activity can decrease a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study shows.

    Dr Anne McTiernan, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues prospectively studied data from more than 74 000 women between the ages of 50 and 79 years old who participated in the women's health initiative study from 1993 to 1998. That study was halted last summer after it found that the risks of hormone pills containing oestrogen and progestogen outweighed the benefits for post-menopausal …

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