Tarry for the Nonce

December 29, 2006

‘Til it’s Shinin’ Like a Dime

Filed under: Science — lmwalker @ 1:58 pm

Housework will reduce breast cancer risk.

The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than playing sport . . .

The women in the Cancer Research UK-funded study spent an average of 16 to 17 hours a week cooking, cleaning and doing the washing . . .

Housework cut breast cancer risk by 30% among the pre-menopausal women and 20% among the post-menopausal women.

Well, women, what are we waiting for? There are dishes to be done and floors to be scrubbed! Embrace it! Love it! And while you’re at it, sing along to Peggy Lee.



  1. I’ve got dishes…and floors…and even bathrooms that could use a good make-over… when will you come by to lend a hand? ;o) Don’t think of it as work…think of it as…cancer prevention! In fact, you should pay me to come clean my place! hehe.

    Comment by Andrew P. — December 30, 2006 @ 4:49 am

  2. I read that too — and almost got inspired to clean my bathroom 🙂

    Key word here is : almost!


    Comment by Valerie M. — December 30, 2006 @ 2:48 pm

  3. What is ironic is how the study failed to point how much shorter _men’s_ lifespans will likely be if they fail to do any housework.

    Comment by Howard — December 30, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

  4. Actually, if I had someone cooking food for me, it would most definitely be healthier than what I eat now. So, I would definitely say that my health would improve. Any takers? :o)

    Again, I offer my apartment cleaning and my meal needs to help you women out there prevent cancer. In fact, I will even sweeten the deal with a sip or two of bourbon….and, on occassion [e.g. Christmas, birthdays, etc], I may buy you a thank you gift ranging from $5 – $20.

    Comment by Andrew P. — January 2, 2007 @ 1:16 am

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