Send to

Choose Destination
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2004 Oct;32(4):180-4.

Physical activity and breast cancer risk: the effect of menopausal status.

Author information

Division of Population Health and Information, Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Canada.


Convincing epidemiologic evidence exists that physical activity reduces breast cancer risk. The association may differ by menopausal status, because stronger evidence for a risk reduction exists for postmenopausal than for premenopausal women. This review examines potential reasons for the differences in effect by menopausal status, including possible underlying biologic mechanisms.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer
Loading ...
Support Center