Exercise activity, body size and premenopausal breast cancer survival

Br J Cancer. 2004 Jun 1;90(11):2138-41. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6601820.


We evaluated prediagnosis predictors of breast cancer survival among 717 premenopausal breast cancer patients enrolled in a population-based case-control study and followed for 10.4 years. Using Cox's proportional hazards models, lifetime exercise, weight, and height were not associated with survival. Higher body mass index (trend P=0.21) and recent exercise activity (trend P=0.31) were weakly associated with longer survival.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index*
  • Body Weight
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Exercise*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Premenopause
  • Prognosis
  • Survival Analysis