Does exercise and weight loss reduce risk?

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Question from Mina: Will a little exercise help? I've been pretty sedentary, and I try to park farther away in the parking lot and take the stairs, thinking even small amounts will help.
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. Every little bit helps. The data from the Nurses' Health Study has shown that 3 hours of moderate exercise a week actually reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence almost 50%. The real good news is that the best results were seen in the women who were overweight. I'm quoting a colleague here who says, "Don't take cancer lying down."

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Eating and Drinking Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answering your questions about how to stay healthy during the most hectic, high-calorie time of year.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in November 2006.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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