Guest writter, Dr. Owen Winsett shares another benefit of the Mamma Jamma Ride:
I am a Breast Surgeon in Austin and I am honored to post about Another Benefit of the Mamma Jamma Ride. In the last few years, I have been encouraging prevention, because the data is so overwhelming: almost 40% or 90,000 of this years’ expected 250,000 newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer could be prevented! I have over 200 posts on my blog (www.drwinsett.blogspot.com for all study referrences) mostly about breast cancer risk reduction and 12% of the posts are about what you do in the Mamma Jamma Ride! Over 100 studies have shown a 15-20% reduction in breast cancer occurrence when comparing exercisers to non-exercisers! The Mamma Jamma Ride might be the way to start you on your path to exercise. It is never too late to start. A recent report showed that regular exercise demostrated the benefit of fewer breast cancers within 4 years of beginning regular exercise at any age. Whether you ride 10 or 100 miles, most studies demonstrate the benefit, beginning at 3 hours per week, with added risk reduction up to 7 hours per week of regular exercise. Ride, walk, jog, run: don’t sit! Furthermore, recent data shows good news for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Women who exercise at least 3 hours per week have 50% fewer recurrences! If you don’t yet regularly exercise, let the Mamma Jamma Ride inspire you to begin to regularly exercise.
Dr. Winsett was born in Amarillo and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Texas, graduating with honors. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and was the recipient of the Herman A Barnett Award for Excellence in Surgery. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery and was a recipient of the Mu Delta Resident of the Year Award. After performing a fellowship in renal transplant surgery and becoming a board certified general surgeon he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery before entering private practice in 1988.
Dr. Winsett established The Breast Center of Austin in 1992 with the goal of creating a comprehensive state-of-the-art center for the care of breast disease. He has been active in medical research and was a past recipient of the American Cancer Society Junior Fellowship Award. He has been a regional board member of the American Cancer Society and medical director of Reach to Recovery. He has participated in national breast disease studies. He has been selected by his colleagues consistently, since 2001, as one of The Best Doctors in America.