Exercise cuts your breast cancer risk by a quarter!
The study, performed by the University of Minnesota, entailed splitting 700 women into two groups. One group completed a moderate to intense workout programme five days a week for 16 days, while the other group didn’t exercise at all.
Before and after the workout, researchers collected urine samples from each woman. They then analysed oestrogen levels, including the by-products that result from the natural breakdown of several specific types of oestrogens.
What they found was surprising.
The urine of the women who completed the workout programme contained lower levels of cancer
-causing products and higher levels of harmless products. For participants who didn’t follow the workout programme, on the other hand, those oestrogen levels didn’t change.
That’s why Mindy Kurzer, a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, firmly believes physical exercise is the way forward to prevent breast cancer
Professor Kurzer explains that exercising alters the activity of your body’s natural enzymes, which in turn changes the way enzymes are broken down into dangerous by-products. Referring back to the study, Kurzer reported that for women who exercised, the ratio of good to bad oestrogen by-products improved roughly 25%.
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So just what kind of exercise should you do to prevent breast cancer in a simple, drug-free way?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests spending 150 minutes per week on moderate exercise.
And I know your next question is: “What is moderate?”
Moderate exercise includes brisk walking, playing tennis or any other activity that raises your heart rate and causes your body to break into a sweat.
That said, if your doctor tells you you’re healthy enough to participate in vigorous exercise, don’t be afraid of doing so! Pushing yourself may lower your breast cancer
risk even further, Kurzer states. Based on the study, it’s clear that more effort may provide better results.
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