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Exercise boosts recovery in breast cancer survivors

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A new research has unraveled that physical activity can help recovery after breast cancer in the disease survivors.

Conducted in America, the study suggests that women who had experienced breast cancer need better support to meet the physical activity guidelines.

The researchers observed the pre and post-diagnosis exercise levels of 1735 women in North Carolina.

The women in the study list aged 20-74 who were suffering from breast cancer between 2008 and 2011.

The study reveals only one third of the breast cancer survivors had exercise requirement to help recovery, according to the report published in the journal Cancer.

The researchers warn the patients to meet the physical activity guidelines recommended to do either 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week.

"Though there are no specific guidelines in place at the moment to tell us precisely how much physical activity is needed after a breast cancer diagnosis, at least 3.5 hours of exercise per week is recommended," said Caroline Dalton, of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

"This study serves as a reminder of how important it is that women with breast cancer are made aware that physical activity can improve their chances of survival," the chief executive of Breast Cancer Campaign Baroness Delyth Morgan stated.

“Lifestyle including regular physical activity plays significant role in influencing the risk of breast cancer,” Morgan had earlier emphasized.

"Recent research has shown that even small increases to the amount of exercise done after a breast cancer diagnosis can give women a better chance of survival,” experts say.

Scientists believe exercising may prevent “recurrence through changing the blood levels of certain proteins involved in triggering or boosting cancer growth.”

Source: presstv.com

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