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Volume 3 Number 4 April 2017

Exercise as a Preventative Measure in Women with BRCA Gene Mutations


Authors: Karen Y. Wonders ; Brittany Stout
Pages: 27-29
Abstract
Women who test positive for one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, increase their risk by 45-55 percent. Currently, there are no specific physical activity recommendations for these women. However, research supports the positive effect of exercise on reducing breast cancer risk by reducing BMI, adipose tissue, and damage caused by lipid peroxidation.