A recent survey by Cancer Australia to mark the 20th annual Pink Ribbon has revealed the benefits f exercise in lowering risk of breast cancer in women.
Even though it is well known that regular exercise can reduce the risks of breast cancer, only one-third of women in Australia really work out enough to get that benefit.
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"Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Australia, including indigenous women, with almost 15,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year," says council CEO Professor Helen Zorbas.
"Evidence shows that being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight and limiting alcohol intake all significantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. While there will always be cancer risk factors, such as age and genetic susceptibility, beyond individual control, there are a number of positive lifestyle changes we can make to reduce risk and improve overall wellbeing."
Women should make it a point to be active for 30 minutes every day. Further, they should limit their intake of alcohol. The lesser the alcohol one drinks the lower will be the risk.