Exercise for Prostate Cancer Floral Park 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

Thomas P McGovern
(212) 772-7411
927 5th Ave
New York, NY
Gary Weiss
(718) 343-7500
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
Bhushan Khashu
(516) 483-2020
226 Clinton St
Hempstead, NY
Robert Sunshine
(516) 796-2222
4230 Hempstead Tpke
Bethpage, NY
Barry Bass
(515) 822-7880
1181 Old Country Rd Ste 4
Plainview, NY
Mitchell Benson
(212) 305-5201
38 E 61St St
New York, NY
Edward Stephen Amis
(718) 829-1500
1201 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY
H Opell
(718) 376-3300
2350 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Michael Ferragamo
(516) 565-3300
230 Hilton Ave # 206
Hempstead, NY
Manoj Subudhi
(516) 877-0205
520 Franklin Ave
Garden City, 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