Exercise for Prostate Cancer Farmingville 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

Eric Mitchnick
(631) 474-3000
5400 Nesconset Hwy
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Anne Klassert
(631) 444-1910
Hsc T-9 #040
Stony Brook, NY
Howard Adler
(631) 444-1910
Suny Stony Brook HSC 9, Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
Kalpana Patel
(631) 472-0600
4 Blackwell Court
Stony Brook, NY
William Weir
(631) 473-1058
635 Belle terre Road
Port Jefferson, NY
Raja Jaber
(631) 444-9815
33 Research Way # 6 # 10
East Setauket, NY
Nathan Blumberg
(631) 265-6081
100 Lawrence Avenue
Smithtown, NY
Frank Darras
(631) 444-1910
University Hospital Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
Laurence Kandel
(631) 444-3641
6 Melville Ct
Stony Brook, NY
Rebeco Yu
(631) 321-0606
500 Montauk Hwy # U
West Islip, 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

Related Articles
- Exercise for Leukemia Recovery Farmingville NY
Exercise helps improve symptoms of fatigue and depression experienced by leukemia patients who are undergoing treatment, a new study shows. It included 10 people who did individualized exercise sessions while in the hospital for the three to five weeks of the induction phase of leukemia treatment. The sessions included aerobic and resistance exercises, core exercises and light stretches that were tailored to each person's fitness level and leukemia symptoms.
- Hormone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer Farmingville NY
- Attack Of The Cancer Fighting Tomatoes Farmingville NY
- Exercise for Chemotherapy Patients Farmingville NY
- Open Prostatectomy Versus Laparoscopic Procedure Farmingville NY
- Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Farmingville NY
- Essential Fatty Acids Farmingville NY
- Colon Cancer Prevention Farmingville NY
- Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Farmingville NY
- Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy Farmingville NY