Exercise may be most important factor in battling against breast cancer
Jan 11, 2012
When it comes to preventing breast cancer, one thing that every woman can do is to exercise, according to the Kansas City Star.
There has been series of studies and many of them yield the same result: those who work out and keep up with their fitness activity have a greater chance of preventing the disease. A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute found a correlation between increase in exercise and decrease in breast cancer incidences, according to the news source.
In addition, those who suffer from the disease can also reduce their risk of side effects after treatment, such as depression, fatigue and osteoporosis, by exercising each day.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Not only is it the second most common form of cancer among women behind skin cancer, but it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer.