Monday, January 10, 2011

Walking May Lower Mortality Risk in Prostate Cancer

By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Prostate cancer survivors can literally walk themselves to a lower risk of dying of the disease -- with some men achieving an almost 50% lower mortality risk, data from a large cohort study showed.

The study, involving more than 2,000 survivors of nonmetastatic prostate cancer, found those who walked at a normal to brisk pace for at least 90 minutes a week had a 46% lower mortality hazard -- and three or more hours of vigorous physical activity each week lowered the hazard to 49%, according to Stacey A. Kenfield, ScD, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues.

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