rp_zam-47330x.jpg

Exercise associated with reduced risk of breast cancer in African American women

Regular exercise, including brisk walking, is associated with a decrease in the incidence of breast cancer in African American women. In a recently published study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center found strong evidence linking physical exercise to a lower rate of breast cancer in African American women, a group in which previous evidence has been lacking.

In a large prospective study of the health of black women, the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS), researchers collected information about exercise habits, such as time spent exercising per week and type of exercise. They followed more than 44,000 African American women over a span of 16 years and observed whether they developed breast cancer.

They found that women who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours each week were 25 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, compared to those who exercised less than one hour each week. Examples of vigorous activity include basketball, swimming, running and aerobics. The results were similar if women walked briskly, but there was no benefit for walking at normal pace. The results did not differ by the estrogen receptor status of the breast cancer

Lynn Rosenberg, ScD, professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health and principal investigator of the Black Women’s Health Study, states, “Although expert review panels have accepted a link between physical exercise and breast cancer incidence, most study participants have been white women. This is the first large scale study to support that vigorous exercise may decrease incidence of breast cancer in African American women.”

Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Boston University Medical Center. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

Original story here.
Fitness News — Sciencedaily
— Courtesy “Science News Daily” (ScienceNewsDaily.com)

Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix


This is an all natural sports drink. It replaces both the fluid and electrolytes you lose in your sweat while providing just enough calories to help fuel your working muscles. Flavored with only real fruit and containing no artificial colors or preservatives, our drink mix won’t upset your stomach, leave a bad taste in your mouth, or challenge your IQ with tongue twisting chem-lab ingredients. It just works better. Maybe that’s why, for years, top athletes have been secretly replacing their sponsors’ products with drink mix made from Skratch. You Sweat. We Hydrate.
List Price: $ 19.50
Price: $ 1.95

ZW-3 Light Support Back Brace from ZAMST (X-Large)


ZW-3 is a light lumbar support. It has a unique styrene mesh material that prevents the belt from sliding up during exercise. A rear pocket holds hot or cold packs. Ideal for light sport activity. Sizes are based on the circumference of the waist at the naval.ZAMST is a pioneer and leading innovator in the world of sport orthoses. Their high quality, technologically advanced braces and supports are designed to provide ultimate functionality while keeping respect for the specificities of athletic movements and limitations. 35 years of medical experience and constant collaboration with doctors, coaches and professional athletes ensure ZAMST products are the most comfortable, effective, and durable support products on the market. Each product is very precisely designed, utilizing up to 22 parts, 18 different materials, and exacting finishing touches to maximize effectiveness and ease of use. They have been the leading brand in Japan for 15 years, and today only ZAMST is able to offer top of the line orthoses designed specifically for athletes.
List Price: 49.99
Price: 49.99

Outdoor Armband for Samsung Galaxy S4/i9500 (Black)


This armband is designed for Samsung Galaxy S4/i9500 to provide protection during exercise, running or other outdoor activities.

Price: $ 3.29
Sold by Focalprice.com

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Previous Post
rp_blog-fitnovatives-081814.jpg
Fitness Training Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition Tips to Protect Your Body against Chronic Inflammation

Next Post
Avant-Garde_original
Health & Fitness

The Best Medical Job Search Tips Ever

Leave a Reply