Cancer has been a scourge to all people. Scientists were racing to uncover a variety of ways to prevent and overcome the disease of many kinds. One of the results found are walking for 1.5 hours each day to help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.
Researchers claim for 10 hours of light exercise, including walking and doing household chores, can cut a tendency toward the disease at any age drastically.
Researchers also believe that by being active helps prevent the formation of fatty tissue and cells and reduce fat tissue there that will trigger the appearance of tumors.
To obtain this conclusion, researchers compared the lifestyles of 3059 women aged 20-98 years, including 1504 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Each participant was asked to record all physical activity per week, including walking, doing housework, cycling and jogging.
From there, researchers found that participants who exercised for 10-19 hours a week have a tendency not to be diagnosed with breast cancer by 30 percent. This amount is equal to 1.5 to 3 hours per day.
“Intense exercise is not necessary. You do not need to be a marathon runner or jogging on the treadmill every day.
“The activities can be like walking, doing housework or cycling,” said researcher Laura McCullough of the University of North Carolina as reported by the dailymail.
But a study published in the journal Cancer also found that the benefits of exercise to prevent breast cancer could have been obtained if women fail to gain weight in question. This is because obese women had higher levels of estrogen and higher testosterone that actually encourage tumor growth.
This is similar to previous studies showing that female hormones estrogen and testosterone levels of high-risk breast cancer is 2-3 times more.
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