Research Roundup

October 1997 Issue

Exercise Good for Much That Ails You

A Norwegian study presents the most convincing evidence yet that physical activity can reduce the risk of breast cancer. During a 14-year follow-up of more than 25,000 women, ages 20 to 54, those who engaged in at least four hours of moderate exercise a week were 37% less likely to develop breast cancer than sedentary women. The effect was greatest in those who, at the start of the study, were lean, below

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