September 26, 2015

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1 Teen Girls Who Exercise Cut Cancer Risk

Mamas, don't let your daughters grow up without exercising. That's the advice from researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, who analyzed the health records of almost 75,000 women ages 40 to 70 and found that those who reported having engaged in exercise as teenagers significantly cut their risk of early death later in life compared to non-exercisers. Specifically, women who exercised regularly each week when they were 16 to 19 years old ran a 16 percent lower risk of dying from cancer as middle-aged adults or older, and a 20 percent lower risk if they still exercised. There were similarly reduced rates of death from all causes. The study did not distinguish between types of exercise, and found that survival benefits seemed to peak at 80 minutes per week.

More at Care2.com | Posted 2 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Girls Who Walk to School Have Better Scores

Tags: Exercise and Cancer, Teenage Health, Exercise and Teenagers, Benefits of Adolescent Exercise, Exercise for Girls

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