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Physical Activity and Cancer

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Attention for Chapter 2: Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 170)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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3 news outlets
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7 tweeters
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1 Wikipedia page

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Chapter title
Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention
Chapter number 2
Book title
Physical Activity and Cancer
Published in
Recent results in cancer research Fortschritte der Krebsforschung Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer, November 2010
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-04231-7_2
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-64-204230-0, 978-3-64-204231-7
Authors

Lynch, Brigid M., Neilson, Heather K., Friedenreich, Christine M., Brigid M. Lynch, Heather K. Neilson, Christine M. Friedenreich

Editors

Kerry S. Courneya, Christine M. Friedenreich

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed invasive malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. This chapter considers epidemiologic evidence regarding the association between physical activity and breast cancer risk from 73 studies conducted around the world. Across these studies there was a 25% average risk reduction amongst physically active women as compared to the least active women. The associations were strongest for recreational activity, for activity sustained over the lifetime or done after menopause, and for activity that is of moderate to vigorous intensity and performed regularly. There is also some evidence for a stronger effect of physical activity amongst postmenopausal women, women who are normal weight, have no family history of breast cancer, and are parous. It is likely that physical activity is associated with decreased breast cancer risk via multiple interrelated biologic pathways that may involve adiposity, sex hormones, insulin resistance, adipokines, and chronic inflammation. Future research should include prospective observational epidemiologic studies relating proposed biomarkers to breast cancer risk and also randomized controlled trials to examine how physical activity influences the proposed biomarkers. Exercise trials will provide more clarity regarding the appropriate type, dose, and timing of activity that relate to breast cancer risk reduction.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 241 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 56 23%
Student > Bachelor 37 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 11%
Researcher 19 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Other 42 17%
Unknown 51 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 65 26%
Sports and Recreations 25 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 6%
Other 39 16%
Unknown 61 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 36. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 November 2022.
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