Wishful thinking study: Housework cuts breast cancer risk

“I hate chores, but I guess I hate cancer more!”
I couldn’t help it, I started laughing when I read the headline of this article.
A new study says that women who exercise by doing housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer.

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.

You hear that ladies? Cleaning could save your life. A job could kill you.
Never mind that the results simply show that moderate, regular forms of exercise may be more effective in cutting cancer risk than “less frequent but more intense recreational physical activity.” No…let’s make sure to push the dusting angle.

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