Household chores, regular walks or gardening reduce women’s risk of breast cancer. The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) claims in its report after the largest study of breast cancer.
The study, conducted in collaboration with the British Cancer Research, found that women who engaged in simple to heavy household chores had a 13 per cent lower risk of developing breast cancer. It looked at the eating habits, lifestyles and history of 6,000 women with breast cancer.
The researchers found that women who worked hard were 13 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than those who did not work. And women who have worked hard are eight percent less likely to develop breast cancer.
Sarah Williams of Cancer Research UK says the study reinforces the well-known facts about breast cancer.
The British government has advised women to exercise at least 150 minutes per week. According to Cancer Research UK, only 39 per cent of men and 29 per cent of women devote time to such work each week.
Regular physical activity can protect 3,000 women in Britain from cancer each year, according to the study.