Prostate cancer risk reduced by excercise

prostateA new study published in the journal , Biomarkers & Prevention has suggested that men who already have localized prostate cancer could reduce their of all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality simply by exercising more.

Previous study have documented that reduces prostate cancer. Few studies have investigated the impact of exercise following a cancer diagnosis.

The team analyzed the data of 4,623 men who were a part of the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden Follow-up Study.

The results of the analysis revealed that men exercised for 20 minutes each day, by either walking or cycling, were 30% less likely to die from any cause and 39% less likely to die from prostate cancer, compared with men who walked or cycled less than 20 minutes a day.

What is more, the team found that men who engaged in for at least 1 hour a week were at 26% lower of all- and 32% lower of prostate cancer-specific mortality, compared with those who exercised for less than 1 hour each week.

“Our results extend the known benefits of physical activity to include prostate cancer-specific survival, said Stephanie Bonn of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. However, it is important to remember that our results are on a group level. An individual’s survival depends on many factors, but is one factor that individuals can modify. Hopefully, our study can motivate men to be physically active even after a prostate cancer diagnosis.”


and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Bonn, et al., , Biomarkers and Prevention, doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0707, published online 19 December 2014, abstract.

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