Role of exercise on metabolism of breast cancer

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Journal of Cellular Cancer  Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 1-8 June 2012


Sébastien Witkowsk, David Rebollo, Luís McAuliffe

Abstract

Physical activity intersects with oncology in both the pre-diagnosis and survivorship settings. Obesity and sedentary lifestyle are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence and onset of comorbid conditions in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Participants were 88 premenopausal and 150 postmenopausal breast cancer survivors who were enrolled in this study. At baseline and 8 months, participants completed an interview-administered physical activity questionnaire, which was used to assess the past 8 months of recreational activity.Taken together, current evidence suggests that exercise may have beneficial effects on breast cancer prevention and outcome.

Keywords: Breast cancer; Exercise; Obesity; Physical activity

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