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Vigorous exercise could benefit private medical cover holders with prostate cancer

Published on 06/01/2011
A new study has suggested that private medical cover holders with prostate cancer could benefit from regular vigorous exercise.

According to US researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and University of California, men who exercise regularly are more likely to survive prostate cancer than those that do not.

They tracked 2,705 men diagnosed with the disease over an 18-year period, asking them to report how long they spent doing physical activity such as walking, running and swimming each week.

It was found that those who did vigorous activity had a 61 per cent lower risk of a prostate cancer-related death than men who did less than an hour of vigorous activity a week.

Furthermore, their results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that both non-vigorous and vigorous activity could reduce the chances of dying by any cause by 46 per cent.

"Our results suggest that men can reduce their risk of prostate cancer progression after a diagnosis of prostate cancer by adding physical activity to their daily routine," said Stacey Kenfield, lead author of the study.

"This is good news for men living with prostate cancer who wonder what lifestyle practices to follow to improve cancer survival."

Each year, nearly 35,000 British men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2011

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