Educational Information: Diet & Lifestyle

Vigorous exercise may help reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal black women

The Los Angeles Times (10/1, Stein) "Booster Shots" blog reported, "Vigorous exercise could greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal African American women," according to a study of 97 patients and 102 matched controls. "Women who did vigorous exercise for two or more hours per week in the past year had a 64% decreased risk of breast cancer, compared with sedentary women." Researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center also noted that the "benefits were seen mostly for postmenopausal women, who had a 62% decrease in cancer risk."