Healthy Living

Jun 9, 2014 7:19 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Study: many breast cancer patients aren't getting enough exercise

Even though physical activity is known to benefit breast cancer survivors, a new study finds many patients may not be getting enough exercise.

University of North Carolina researchers studied the activity levels of more than 1700 women both before and after their breast cancer diagnosis. About 60 percent of them decreased daily exercise within six months of being diagnosed.

African American women were even less likely to meet physical activity guidelines after diagnosis, and researchers say this group generally has higher breast cancer mortality rates.

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