Recreational and occupational physical activities and risk of breast cancer.

  title={Recreational and occupational physical activities and risk of breast cancer.},
  author={Marilie Denise Gammon and Esther M John and Julie A. Britton},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={90 2},
Physical activity has been hypothesized to reduce breast cancer risk, but an inverse association has not been consistently reported. In this review, we critically evaluate for coherence, validity, and bias the epidemiologic studies on recreational or occupational physical activity, discuss the biologic plausibility of the association, and identify areas for future research. Results from seven of nine studies suggest that higher levels of occupational physical activity may be associated with a… CONTINUE READING

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