Exercise Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer

…according to an article in MedPageToday. For unknown reasons, diabetics are less likely than average to get prostate cancer, but they still do.

In a prospective study, white men suspected of prostate cancer and scheduled for biopsy were less likely to have the disease if they were at least moderately active, according to Lionel Bañez, MD, of the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham N.C., and colleagues.

If they did have cancer, they were significantly less likely to have high-grade disease if they had been working out regularly, Bañez and colleagues reported online in Cancer.

Another way to reduce your risk of prostate cancer is to follow the Mediterranean diet.  Other cancers reduced by the Mediterranean diet are breast, colorectal, and uterus.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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  1. ProudDaddy

    “suspected of prostate cancer” – maybe this just means exercise increases PSA?