Women's Running: Health Q&A

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Does running reduce my risks of developing cancer?

A Harvard University study found that women who run produce a less potent form of oestrogen than their sedentary counterparts. As a result, women runners cut by half their risks of developing breast and uterine cancer, and by two-thirds their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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I've been running for half a year, now, but I haven't had the guts to participate at a competition, because I'm afraid everyone else is better than me ... I am physically healthy, I've even had a tele radiology test last week to check myself. I should probably buy the book, reading usually gives me a lot of confidence.

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 14:19

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