Early exercise during teen years and later (reduced) breast cancer risk

Check out this article from CNN that refers to research about how moderate exercise during a girl’s teen years seems to be related to lower breast cancer risk during adulthood, potentially due to the effect exercise can have on estrogen levels. The writers note that exercise during adulthood can still help to lower risk of breast cancer, so those who weren’t active as teens can still be proactive about trying to reduce their risk now.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.