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Research: Greater Survival After Breast Cancer in Physically Active Women With High Vegetable-Fruit Intake Regardless of Obesity

In a June 2007 journal article, Greater Survival After Breast Cancer in Physically Active Women With High Vegetable-Fruit Intake Regardless of Obesity, researchers from University of California San Diego Cancer Center, Stanford Univerity, Kaiser Permanente, Arizona Cancer Center and The University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center determined that: “In […] breast cancer survivors who were interested in lifestyle change and were predominantly nonsmokers, the 30% of women who were physically active and consumed at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits each day had an estimated 10-year mortality rate of 7%, approximately half that of any other combination of PA and dietary pattern. Of particular importance, this halving of risk was seen in women who were not obese as well as in those who were obese. Indeed, it appeared that both being physically active and having a healthy dietary pattern attenuated the increase in risk observed among the obese. It was noted, however, that obese women were approximately one half as likely as nonobese women to be both physically active and to have a healthy dietary pattern.”

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