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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:29 AM
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BBC: Housework cuts breast cancer risk
Women who exercise by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer, a study suggests.

The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than playing sport.

Dusting, mopping and vacuuming was also better than having a physical job.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6214655.stm

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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:54 AM
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1. I hear h***jobs and b***jobs also reduces the risk of breast cancer too
:eyes: :sarcasm:
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:22 AM
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2. That's what my husband is always telling me. LOL!
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 04:25 AM by Justitia
Edit to ask: Seriously, who comes up w/this stuff? Are they married? Do they live w/their mom?
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:23 AM
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3. Yeah, and changing poopy diapers reduces prostrate cancer risk.

So does taking out the garbage, spoiling your wife/gf, well you get the idea...

sheesh.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:46 AM
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4. I guess women who play sports don't do housework?
what f'n nonesense
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:51 AM
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5. This is another one of those "Come on, this has to be the Onion" stories.
The news is starting to frighten me lately. Now women are supposed to avoid sports and clean house in order to prevent breast cancer? Please tell me you're pulling my leg.
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AndreaCG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:01 AM
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6. What is this, 1956?
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:23 AM
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7. Dressing like June Cleaver while doing house work also helps
Well, my crap detector just went red line.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:13 AM
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8. Oh, dear. I'm screwed.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:23 AM
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9. Actually, I believe this
After getting our home ready for Christmas guests, I kind of agree. My muscles are sore, I've lost weight, I sleep well at night. After cleaning windows and mopping floors, I'm out of breath, sweating and thirsty. Housework is just like any other physical activity. But why compare it to sports? I don't see how doing heavy housework is any different than any other activity. Do you think if men did housework they would get the benefits of exercise too? They should study that.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:15 PM
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10. I think it has to do with upper body movement, especially the arms--
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:24 PM by paxmusa
I was just reading in a yoga book about medical studies being done on certain yoga exercises dealing with the upper body (especially arms and chest). Quick, rapid movement of this area helps drain lymph fluid, especially in the glands beneath the arms, where a high percentage of breast cancer lumps begin.

I would guess that other sports, however, like tennis, weightlifting, aerobics would exercise the arms and chest as much as scrubbing toilets, mopping, and picking up dirty clothes.

On Edit: I'm also wondering if staying home and working in the house also limits one's exposure to chemicals that many people are exposed to on their jobs--especially in factories--and this, too might account for less cancer.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:50 AM
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11. My guess is also maybe not wearing tight bras would help
Constricting movement of the breast and also the lymph circulation is not a good thing. The natural movement of the breast helps pump lymph fluid and maybe keep any toxins from building up & keeps breast tissue heathier.

I mean, who wears a pushup bra when they clean house??

(or any bra??) :evilgrin:

DR
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