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Active Voice: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Estrogen Metabolism — Where Do We Stand?

from By Cher M. Dallal, Ph.D. and Gretchen L. Gierach, Ph.D.

Cher M. Dallal, Ph.D. Gretchen L. Gierach, Ph.D.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Cher Dallal, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, Maryland. Her research focuses on biobehavioral associations of hormones and lifestyle factors, including physical activity and obesity and their role in cancer risk and survival.

Gretchen Gierach, Ph.D., is an investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the U.S. National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gierach is interested in the study of the etiology of hormonally-related female cancers, particularly in the molecular mechanisms underlying breast carcinogenesis.

This commentary presents Dr. Dallal’s and Dr. Gierach’s views on the topic of a research article which they had published with their colleagues in the March 2016 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE). more


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