Breast cancer patients may benefit from more physical activity

By WEEK Producer

June 9, 2014 Updated Jun 9, 2014 at 6:14 PM CDT

Even though physical activity is known to benefit breast cancer survivors, a new study finds many patients may not be getting enough exercise.

University of North Carolina researchers studied the activity levels of more than 1,700 women.

About 60 percent decreased their daily exercise within six months of being diagnosed.

African American women were even less likely to meet physical activity guidelines after diagnosis, a group that generally has higher breast cancer mortality rates.

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