Brisk Walking May Help Keep Prostate Cancer in Check

Brisk walking may help men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer reduce their risk of progression of the disease, according to a new study. The study shows that survivors who walk at a pace of at least 3 miles per hour for three hours or more per week were 57% less likely to develop the biochemical markers of cancer recurrence or to need a second round of treatment for their disease.
Another study also showed that physical activity after diagnosis seemed to reduce disease-related death in a distinct group of men with prostate cancer.The new study supports that finding and was the first to focus on the effect of exercise after diagnosis on early indications of progression of the disease, such as a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood levels. Read more…

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