Effects of aerobic exercise on premenopausal sex hormone levels: results of the WISER study, a randomized clinical trial in healthy, sedentary, eumenorrheic women.

@article{Smith2011EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of aerobic exercise on premenopausal sex hormone levels: results of the WISER study, a randomized clinical trial in healthy, sedentary, eumenorrheic women.},
  author={Alma J Smith and William R Phipps and Andrea Y Arikawa and Maureen O'Dougherty and Beth C. Kaufman and William Thomas and Kathryn H. Schmitz and Mindy S. Kurzer},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          1098-106
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is hypothesized that exercise can lead to a decrease in breast cancer risk through several hormonal and nonhormonal mechanisms. The WISER (Women In Steady Exercise Research) study investigated the effects of aerobic exercise on premenopausal sex hormone levels. METHODS Three hundred ninety-one sedentary, healthy, young eumenorrheic women were randomized either into an exercise intervention of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 times a week for approximately 16 weeks (n = 212) or… CONTINUE READING

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