It's well documented that exercise can decrease the risk of breast cancer, but how? Clinical evidence suggests that changes in estrogen metabolism in premenopausal women may play a part. Mindy Kurzer, director of Consortium member center Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives, was part of a recent study investigating this relationship. Results show that in healthy premenopausal women "an exercise regimen of 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise per week for 16 weeks resulted in significant changes in estrogen metabolism in a direction consistent with reduction of breast cancer risk." Read the paper in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Friday, February 22, 2013