Study Links Exercise in Adolescence to Lower Rates of Breast Cancer

May 30, 2008

by Rochelle Davis, HSC Founding Executive Director

We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  At HSC, we are strong advocates of incorporating physical activity into the school day. 

It was interesting to see a new study which documents that women who were physically active as teens and young adults were 23 percent less likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer than women who grew up sedentary.

As research continues to document the many, many benefits of physical activity, it’s our work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to be active.