Anze Kopitar Shoots for Breast Cancer Research on Ellen: Is it possible to marry my two passions of hockey & breast cancer eradication in to one post? YES WE CAN !!! O:-)
"Women who stay active after menopause might reduce their risk of breast cancer.
New research shows that women who engaged in at least one hour of vigorous physical activity each day significantly lowered their risk for breast cancer compared to those who didn't exercise. But, even walking at least seven hours per week lowered the risk considerably.
The researchers made their determinations based on data on 73,615 postmenopausal women between 50 and 74 years old. The women were all part of the Cancer Prevention Study - II Nutrition Cohort, and enrolled in the study between 1992 and 1993. They were asked to complete a questionnaires about their health and lifestyles at the beginning of the study, and then every two years between 1997 and 2009.
About 9 percent of the women did not exercise, and about 47 percent said that walking was their only physical activity.
The most active women, who had 42 MET hours per week or more (at least one hour of vigorous (3 miles/hr pace) exercise a day), reduced their risk of breast cancer by 25 percent compared to women who were the least active. These women averaged less than 7 MET hours a week, or about two hours of moderately-paced walking.
Looking closely at women who walked as their only form of exercise, researchers saw women who walked seven hours or more per week had a 14 percent lower risk for breast cancer compared to those who walked three hours or less." Those who walked even more vigorously than 3 mi/hr pace saw their risk drop by 25%!
This is an actual excerpt from a December, 2012 letter I received from Blue Shield (I received a similar one from Anthem-Blue Cross) inviting me to become a provider for the new ACA (Affordable Care Act), otherwise known as ObamaCare. In the rest of the letter they first applauded my past care, threatened that come January, 2014, many of my current PPO patients would convert to the more affordable plans so if I did not accept their (hostage) terms that I would loose a considerable part of my practice. What were those terms? That I should accept (graciously and appreciatively) an average (its right there in black and white) a 25% pay CUT! Ah, now I understand how they're going to balance this budget! My response was a polite NO THANK YOU!
Dr. Ian Taras is an Ob/Gyn (no OB) in private practice in Woodland Hills, CA who carries on TLC - a Tradition of Listening & Caring, unmatched in today's gynecologist. A master of the alternative rather than the 'one pill fits all' approach, we look forward to seeing you in our office!