Exercise prolongs life of prostate cancer patients

Exercise prolongs life of prostate cancer patients

According to a recent study by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Womens Hospital and the University of California, exercise may help reduce the risk of death in patients with prostate cancer. 



Researchers (Kenfield SA, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci E, et al) analysed data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study where 2,705 men had been diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer over an 18-year period. 



Any exercise seems good for you! Men who walked at least 90 minutes per week at a normal-to-brisk pace were 46 percent less likely to die, while men who undertook vigorous exercise like tennis or jogging or bike riding for at least three hours per week had a 49 percent lower risk of death from any cause when compared to men who exercised for shorter periods at an easy pace. (J Clin Oncol. 2011, Jan 4)

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