Exercise for Prostate Cancer Baldwin NY

Regular exercise may help protect men from prostate cancer, says a new study. U.S. researchers looked at 190 men who had a prostate biopsy and found that those who were moderately active -- anything equivalent to walking at a moderate pace for several hours a week -- were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Local Companies

Sam Rizkalla
(718) 238-8220
453 77th St
Brooklyn, NY
Uma Paty
(718) 745-4700
474 Bay Ridge Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY
Antony C Bottone
(718) 539-8585
4528 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY
John Asheld
(516) 781-4500
1201 George Rd
Bellmore, NY
Robert Berson
(631) 587-5444
747 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
Myron E Freund
(516) 627-4838
1201 Northern Blvd.
Manhasset, NY
Shashi Shah
(718) 643-9371
142 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
Gene Meisenberg
(718) 369-8030
1523 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Claude D Wolgel MD
(718) 263-8188
111-15 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY
Robert Mashioff
(516) 520-8080
1066 Hicksville Rd
Massapequa, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

FRIDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help protect men from prostate cancer, says a new study.

U.S. researchers looked at 190 men who had a prostate biopsy and found that those who were moderately active -- anything equivalent to walking at a moderate pace for several hours a week -- were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The study also found that exercise was associated with less aggressive disease in men who did develop prostate cancer.

"As the amount of exercise increased, the risk of cancer decreased," lead author Dr. Jodi Antonelli, a urology resident at Duke University Medical Center, said in a news release.

The results, published Sept. 22 online in the Journal of Urology, contribute to the ongoing debate about how exercise affects prostate cancer risk, said study senior author Dr. Stephen Freedland, a urologist at Duke and the Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital.

"There have been dozens of studies about the value of exercise in lowering risk of prostate cancer, and some of them quite large, but the bottom line is that they've left us with mixed signals," Freedland said in the news release.

The majority (58 percent) of the men in this study were sedentary, which means they exercised less than the equivalent of one hour per week of easy walking.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about prostate cancer.

SOURCE: Duke Medicine, news release, Sept. 22, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com