Ovarian cancer mortality improved by rigorous exercise

Researchers reviewed baseline data from 600 women enrolled in the WHI who were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer and of whom 346 died.

They found the patients who reported high-intensity activities such as aerobics, tennis and jogging had a 26% reduced risk of dying from the disease, and a 24% lower all-cause mortality risk, compared to those reporting only moderately vigorous activity such as walking or calisthenics, or who were sedentary. BMI was not associated with mortality risk in the study.