Physical activity boosts survival for breast cancer patients

09/2/2008 | Reuters

Breast cancer patients who continue to exercise or who take up some type of physical activity after their diagnosis have a better chance of survival, Yale School of Medicine researchers report. The study finds that two years after diagnosis, women who did some type of recreational activity were 64% less likely to die than inactive women and women who walked briskly for two to three hours weekly had a 67% reduced risk of dying.

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