Exercise could reduce prostate cancer risk

Here's another reason to dust off your gym shoes: regular exercise can significantly decrease the risk of prostate cancer in white men. A meta-analysis of data from the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that white men who were moderately or highly active were also 53 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who were inactive or mildly active. Men who did develop prostate cancer had a 13 percent lower chance of having an especially aggressive form of the disease if they were physically active before developing cancer.

Exercise did not appear to lessen the risk of prostate cancer in African American men, who are already at an increased risk of developing and dying from the disease than white men. The research authors recommend further investigation into why African-American men seem to gain no advantage against prostate cancer, even with a healthy lifestyle.

Sourced from: Medical News Today, Exercise Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk In White Men