A new study suggests that weightlifting may improve breast cancer survivors' outlook on life.
Researchers say about 80 percent of survivors who took up weight-training twice a week saw improved scores on a quality of life survey.
In contrast, 51 percent of participants in a control group did.
Researchers say it appears the weightlifting helped the women regain a feeling of control of their bodies.
The physical and psychological benefits of exercise are well-documented.
But this study is the first to apply scientific methodology to looking at how weight-training helps women who have had breast cancer.
The study is to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Cancer.
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