Weight, physical fitness may affect endometrial cancer survival

01/9/2013 | HealthDay News

Overweight and obese women with endometrial cancer had a significantly higher risk of death within five years of diagnosis than their normal-weight counterparts, according to a study of 1,400 women with the condition. But those who performed moderate to vigorous exercise more than seven hours a week before their diagnosis, regardless of BMI, had a 36% lower risk of death than those who performed little or no exercise. The findings appeared online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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