Breast cancer risk may be reduced in physically active women

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Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease diagnosed in women worldwide and in Brazil. It is important to be aware of the first symptoms, such as breast lumps, for early diagnosis and the most effective treatment.

Study linked physically active women and chance of getting breast cancer

The study involved about 131,000 women and found that those with a sedentary behavior above the recommended levels were twice as likely to develop more aggressive breast cancer. In contrast, physically active women had a 41% lower risk of invasive tumors.

It has been found that doing physical activity twice a week can already reduce the risk of breast cancer by 38%.

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Physical activity is a great way to keep body weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check – factors that influence the risk of chronic and acute diseases. Get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week.

Excessive alcoholic beverages and older age can also contribute to an increased risk of breast cancer. Prevention is the best medicine! Always do a breast self-exam.

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