What is the BETA Trial?
Breast cancer affects thousands of women in Canada every year. It is the most common type of cancer among Canadian women. Breast cancer is caused by a combination of both genetic and environmental factors.
However, there is a growing body of evidence that shows your breast cancer risk can be decreased if you are physically active. This is true for for older women and also for people who start being physically active later in life.
The Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA Trial) is a randomized controlled exercise intervention trial. We are recruiting participants to find out how a one-year high volume (300 minutes per week) versus moderate volume (150 minutes per week) aerobic exercise intervention influences and modifies breast cancer risk. We are studying what volume of exercise will better reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
Participants will receive the following:
· Free personal trainer
· Free membership to an exercise facility
· Free body composition assessment
· Many other incentives throughout the trial