Fat or fit: the joint effects of physical activity, weight gain, and body size on breast cancer risk.

01 Oct 2012McCullough LE, Eng SM, Bradshaw PT, Cleveland RJ, Teitelbaum SL, Neugut AI, Gammon MD.

Regular Physical Activity (RPA) at any intensity level during the reproductive and postmenopausal years have the greatest benefit for reducing breast cancer risk. Substantial postmenopausal weight gain may eliminate the benefits of regular activity.

Cohort Study
1 effect
12 years
3059 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor
Protective Factor Moderate Exercise

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Decreased risk of Breast Cancer
Reproductive system

High evidence