Georgetown University Study Finds That Moderate Exercise Can Significantly Decrease Black Women’s Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Medical researchers at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University have found that black women can decrease their chance of breast cancer by 64 percent by exercising for as little as two hours a week. In addition, the study of black women in the Washington, D.C., area found that black women who exercised less than two hours per week also were at less risk of breast cancer compared to women who reported little or no physical activity.

The lead author of the study is Vanessa L. Sheppard, an assistant professor of oncology at the university.