The Daily Tar Heel
Printing news. Raising hell. Since 1893.
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 Newsletters Latest print issue

We keep you informed.

Help us keep going. Donate Today.
The Daily Tar Heel

A study conducted by UNC researchers has found that any physical activity can reduce the risk for breast cancer. The study also found that weight gain can increase the risk.

Women who exercised more than 10 hours per week had the most significant reduction in risk for breast cancer, at 30 percent.

The study was led by Lauren McCullough, a doctoral candidate at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She and her colleagues studied more than 3,000 women from ages 20 to 98, about half of whom had breast cancer. The results were published in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

To get the day's news and headlines in your inbox each morning, sign up for our email newsletters.

Special Print Edition
The Daily Tar Heel's 2023 Year in Review Issue