Exercise for Prostate Cancer Orchard 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

Datta Wagle
(716) 631-0932
6645 Main St
Williamsville, NY
Emilia Phillips
(716) 834-5517
3140 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY
Robert G Fugitt, MD
(716) 873-3828
3800 Delaware Ave
Kenmore, NY
Robert George Fugitt, MD
716-873-3828
3800 Delaware Ave
Kenmore, NY
Mark David Chazen, MD
716-631-0932
6645 Main St
Williamsville, NY
Saul P Greenfield
(716) 878-7393
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY
Carlo M Perfetto
(716) 677-2273
500 Sterling Dr
Orchard Park, NY
Anthony R Ricottone
(716) 677-2273
500 Sterling Dr
Orchard Park, NY
Pasquale Albert Greco, MD
716-631-9600
291 Nottingham Ter
Buffalo, NY
James Lloyd Mohler, MD
716-845-3389
Elm and Carlton St
Buffalo, 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