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Exercise After Age 30 May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk


The reasons to exercise range from weight loss to stress reduction, but I have another reason to keep you sweating it out at the gym. A new study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting shows that women who exercise after age 30 — for more than an hour a week — may help to significantly cut their chances of developing breast cancer. Of the 4,296 women studied, those who exercised over 60 minutes a week developed fewer cases of breast cancer when compared with women who were less active. Exercising an hour a week to prevent breast cancer is a great motivator, especially when you consider 13 percent of women will develop breast cancer in the US.

Are you over 30? How many minutes a week do you exercise?

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