Breast Health Research

Research published on Breast Health based on London Marathon runners

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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:59:00 BST

On the eve of this year’s London marathon the Research Group in Breast Health reported the results of a study on breast pain in female marathon runners. The large-scale study of 1,285 female marathon runners found that a third of women (411 in total) experienced breast pain, a proportion that rose with increasing cup size.  More than half described the pain they felt as discomforting and a further 21 per cent said the pain caused them distress, was horrible or was excruciating. Nearly one in six said that pain affected their exercise habits.

The study, which was led by Dr Nicola Brown, a member of the RGBH and lecturer at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, is published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Read the abstract here.