Exercise & Breast Cancer

Exercise & Breast Cancer
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How many minutes a day of moderately intense exercise is necessary to significantly decrease breast cancer risk?

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We’ve known that physical activity can reduce breast cancer risk, and appears to work especially well at preventing estrogen-receptive negative tumors—the hardest ones to treat. But only last year did we figure out how much exercise was needed.

We’ve known that light exercise doesn’t work—like a leisurely stroll appears useless for preventing breast cancer. And we’ve known that fewer than ten minutes a day of even good exercise doesn’t work, either. How many minutes of moderately intense exercise—hiking, biking, swimming, aerobics—or even just fast walking—does one need, on average, every day, to significantly decrease breast cancer risk? Less than 10 minutes doesn’t work. But how about a full 10? 15? 30? 45? Or a full hour a day?

Well, it’s not 10. It’s not 45. And it’s not 15. We need an hour of exercise every day. Darwin was right: it’s survival of the fittest, so let’s get fit!

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

We’ve known that physical activity can reduce breast cancer risk, and appears to work especially well at preventing estrogen-receptive negative tumors—the hardest ones to treat. But only last year did we figure out how much exercise was needed.

We’ve known that light exercise doesn’t work—like a leisurely stroll appears useless for preventing breast cancer. And we’ve known that fewer than ten minutes a day of even good exercise doesn’t work, either. How many minutes of moderately intense exercise—hiking, biking, swimming, aerobics—or even just fast walking—does one need, on average, every day, to significantly decrease breast cancer risk? Less than 10 minutes doesn’t work. But how about a full 10? 15? 30? 45? Or a full hour a day?

Well, it’s not 10. It’s not 45. And it’s not 15. We need an hour of exercise every day. Darwin was right: it’s survival of the fittest, so let’s get fit!

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to URLgoeshere via flickr

Nota del Doctor

Check out these videos on breast cancer risk:
Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
BRCA Breast Cancer Genes & Soy
Breast Cancer & Constipation
Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells
Statin Cholesterol Drugs & Invasive Breast Cancer

And check out my other videos on breast cancer

For more context, also see my associated blog posts: Breast Cancer & DietTreadmill Desks: Stand Up For Health; and Mushrooms for Breast Cancer Prevention.

If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.

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