Exercise Appears To Cut Prostate Risk
There is, in fact, something men can do ward off prostate cancer, and it’s good for a few other things too. MedPage Today reports that researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham N.C. are convinced that exercise may cut the risk both of developing prostate cancer and having high-grade disease in white men. For reasons that remain mysterious, exercise was not associated with prostate cancer risk among black men, or with the risk of high-grade disease. The researchers looked at biopsies for 307 men suspected of prostate cancer, and asked each of the men about their levels of physical activity. Using the most sedentary men as a reference, the researchers found that among Caucasian men, the odds ratio for a positive biopsy was 0.90, but among those men who were at least moderately active – with more than 9 MET hours a week – had an odds ratio for a positive biopsy of 0.47. Read more in MedPage Today.