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News Flash: Exercise May Decrease Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

There could be another way to prevent prostate cancer – that is, exercise. According to HealthDay News, a new study has shown that regular exercise can help protect males form getting cancer of the prostate.

Researchers from the United States gathered 190 men who have undergone prostate biopsy. Researchers found out that men who were moderately active – which means those who engaged in anything equivalent to moderate walking for several hours in a week – had significant results that are less likely associated with prostate cancer.

In those cases wherein men did develop prostate cancer, the disease was found out to be less aggressive on them since they had a more active lifestyle than others. The study concluded that as the amount of exercise rose, the risk of cancer in these men significantly decreased. This was said in a statement by Duke University Medical Center urology resident Dr. Jodi Antonelli in a news release.

The results of the study were also released last September 22 in an online journal called Journal of Urology and it has contributed since to the debate about how an active lifestyle affects the risk for prostate cancer. According to urologist Dr. Stephen Freedland, “There have been dozens of studies about the value of exercise in lowering risk of prostate cancer, and some of them quite large, but the bottom line is that they’ve left us with mixed signals.”

You don’t have to get prostate cancer. To know more about how you can decrease your risk, call us today at (877) 605-2737 to request a consultation with Dr. Sperling.

About Dr. Dan Sperling

Dan Sperling, MD, DABR, is a board certified radiologist who is globally recognized as a leader in multiparametric MRI for the detection and diagnosis of a range of disease conditions. As Medical Director of the Sperling Prostate Center, Sperling Medical Group and Sperling Neurosurgery Associates, he and his team are on the leading edge of significant change in medical practice. He is the co-author of the new patient book Redefining Prostate Cancer, and is a contributing author on over 25 published studies. For more information, contact the Sperling Prostate Center.

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