A prospective study of recreational physical activity and breast cancer risk.

@article{Rockhill1999APS,
  title={A prospective study of recreational physical activity and breast cancer risk.},
  author={Beverly Rockhill and Walter C Willett and David J. Hunter and Joann E. Manson and Susan E. Hankinson and Graham A. Colditz},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 19},
  pages={2290-6}
}
BACKGROUND Increased physical activity has been hypothesized to prevent breast cancer, largely by reducing cumulative lifetime exposure to circulating ovarian hormones. However, epidemiologic findings are inconsistent, and there is no consensus on the best way to quantify physical activity. We thus examined this issue in a large cohort of women, using several different measures of adult physical activity. METHODS We analyzed data from the Nurses' Health Study, a prospective study of women… CONTINUE READING

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