Association of Physical Activity With Risk of Mortality Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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About The Study: The results of this study that included 315 women suggest that even moderate physical activity was associated with a 60% lower risk of death among breast cancer survivors. The mortality risk was similar among participants who were active and those with moderate physical activity levels. The findings further suggest that survivorship care plans should consider incorporating physical activity because even moderate activity may be vital for extending survival as well as health-related quality of life. 

Authors: Reina Haque, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, California, is the corresponding author. 



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