Fit or Fat? Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have found that women who are highly active–whether walking, running or anything inbetween–appear to be significantly protected from breast cancer. Those who exercised 2 hours on most days had 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who got little or no activity. They also found that substantial post-menopausal weight gain seemed to reduce the benefits of regular exercise.

PositiveTip: Reduce your risk of breast cancer by engaging in some form of physical activity daily.