Exercise for Prostate Cancer Whitestone 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

Jack Viterson
(201) 986-1881
277 Forest Ave Suite 200
Paramus, NJ
George Young
(212) 876-9811
1060 5Th Ave
New York, NY
Madireddy Subbareddy
(718) 353-5656
5925 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY
Arnaldo Trabucco
(718) 672-3600
6277 Woodhaven Blvd # 2
Flushing, NY
Robert Nejat
(516) 741-2255
300 Old Country Rd #211
Mineola, NY
Jesse Karpman
(201) 858-1021
435 Avenue E # 1
Bayonne, NJ
John J Williams
(212) 861-1100
820 Park Ave
New York, NY
Paul D Goldberg
(718) 449-0100
2844 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY
Robert Caponegro
(718) 497-3503
6810 Forest Ave
Flushing, NY
Vito Cardo
(718) 322-6116
11439 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, 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