Be Ac­tive

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Sci­en­tists sus­pect ex­er­cise re­duces the num­ber of fat cells – re­spon­si­ble for the re­lease of cer­tain hor­mones, such as oe­stro­gen and testos­terone – which en­cour­age tu­mour growth. Aim for 30 min­utes of mod­er­ate phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity a day; this can re­duce the risk by at least 20%. Re­searchers, funded by Cancer Re­search UK, who ex­am­ined the ac­tiv­ity lev­els of more than 8,000 women, found the most ac­tive re­duced their breast cancer risk by up to 13% com­pared to those who didn’t. Even gen­tler ac­tiv­i­ties, such as house­work, can make a big dif­fer­ence.

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