Household Chores Protect From Breast Cancer


Findings of a recent study conducted in Europe will be a pleasure to hear for housewives. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention reports that doing household chores may actually protect you from breast cancer.

Household chores

In the experiment, researchers observed 200 000 women from nine European countries for 6.5 years. Researchers analyzed how the women spent from 16 to 17 hours a week on household chores (cooking, cleaning, laundering and the like). It has emerged that moderate physical activity was better for women’s health than intensive fitness training.

The findings showed that household chores reduced the risk of breast cancer by 30 percent in women before the onset of menopause and by 20 percent in women after menopause. So do your household chores to stay healthy!

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