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Recreational Physical Activity and Leisure-Time Sitting in Relation to Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, October 2013
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Title
Recreational Physical Activity and Leisure-Time Sitting in Relation to Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
Published in
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, October 2013
DOI 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-13-0407
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Janet S. Hildebrand, Susan M. Gapstur, Peter T. Campbell, Mia M. Gaudet, Alpa V. Patel

Abstract

Epidemiologic evidence supports an inverse association between physical activity and postmenopausal breast cancer. Whether associations exist for moderate activities, such as walking, and whether associations differ by estrogen receptor (ER) status, body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)), adult weight gain, or use of postmenopausal hormones (PMH) is unclear. The relation between time spent sitting and breast cancer also is unclear. Among 73,615 postmenopausal women in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort, 4,760 women were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1992 and 2009. Extended Cox regression was used to estimate multivariable-adjusted relative risks (RR) of breast cancer in relation to total recreational physical activity, walking, and leisure-time sitting. Differences in associations by ER status, BMI, weight gain, and PMH use were also evaluated. The most active women (those reporting >42 MET-hours/week physical activity) experienced 25% lower risk of breast cancer than the least active [0-<7 MET-hours/week; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.63-0.89; Ptrend = 0.01]. Forty-seven percent of women reported walking as their only recreational activity; among these women, a 14% lower risk was observed for ≥7 hours/week relative to ≤3 hours/week of walking (95% CI, 0.75-0.98). Associations did not differ by ER status, BMI, weight gain, or PMH use. Sitting time was not associated with risk. These results support an inverse association between physical activity and postmenopausal breast cancer that does not differ by ER status, BMI, weight gain, or PMH use. The finding of a lower risk associated with ≥7 hours/week of walking may be of public health interest.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 100 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 14%
Other 13 12%
Researcher 13 12%
Student > Master 12 11%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Other 21 20%
Unknown 21 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 7%
Sports and Recreations 7 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 24 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 424. 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 25 May 2022.
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#49,231
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#28
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#318
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Outputs of similar age from Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
#1
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