Navigation Links
Benefits of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Risk May Vary by Race

MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Among white men, exercise may cut the risk of developing prostate cancer, and it may also lower the odds of aggressive disease in those who already have the cancer, a new study indicates.

However, those benefits were not seen in black men, Dr. Lionel Banez, of the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina, and colleagues reported in the Feb. 11 online edition of the journal Cancer.

For the study, the researchers asked 164 white men and 143 black men undergoing a prostate biopsy about their exercise habits. White men who were moderately or highly active were 53 percent less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than those who were mildly active or inactive.

But the investigators found no association between exercise levels and prostate cancer risk in black men, they noted in a journal news release.

And of the men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer, those who exercised were 13 percent less likely to have an aggressive form of disease that was likely to grow quickly and spread. However, when the researchers looked at this finding based on race, it remained significant in whites but not in blacks.

Previous research has shown that black men are more likely than white men to develop prostate cancer and to die from the disease, the study authors noted.

These new findings that black men may not benefit from exercise the way white men do could help explain why blacks are at greater risk for prostate cancer and aggressive prostate cancer, Banez suggested.

Further research is needed to learn why exercise might help protect white men but not black men, he pointed out in the news release. And although the study found an association between prostate cancer and exercise in white men, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about prostate cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Cancer, news release, Feb. 11, 2013

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Everyday Activities May Have Same Health Benefits as Going to Gym
2. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on the Individual Health Insurance Mandate Tax Penalty
3. Daily Dialysis Has Risks, Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients
4. Students in Educational First Steps Assisted Centers Show Persistent Benefits Far Beyond Early Childhood According to University of Texas at Dallas Study
5. Omnivita Benefits Launches No-Cost Prescription Drug Discount Card
6. Benefits of CT Scans May Outweigh Cancer Risk for Young Adults
7. Benefits of CT outweigh cancer risks in young adults
8. RSNA: Benefits of CT Outweigh Cancer Risks in Young Adults
9. With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?
10. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Types of Health Insurance Plans
11. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Small Business Employee Benefits
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Benefits of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Risk May Vary by Race
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... ... Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class Asterisk based contact center software Q-Suite, announces ... new Q-Suite 6 platform is based on the latest Java Enterprise standards. By conforming ... of software for many key components of the suite. Much of the suite runs ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... Finnleo, a leader in the traditional and far-infrared sauna industry, announced a ... , For traditional saunas, Finnleo is offering 20% off all Nordic ... uses only European Grade A Nordic White Spruce from sustainably grown trees. Because of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... Ministers, senior government and UN agencies, representatives from ... Excellence, and public R&D institutions, civil societies and other partners gathered today at ... Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, ANDI, Stakeholders Meeting. The three- day meeting ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... treatment center, is encouraging people across the country to celebrate their sobriety and ... invites people to post “before and after” photos this Thanksgiving with the hashtag ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The McHenry County law firm ... appellate decision obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto ... Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC. , According to court documents, Adcock testified ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 --> ... blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer. ... immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer.   ... immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer.   ... that immunotherapy can be efficiently combined with photodynamic therapy ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the Japanese ... Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" report ... --> This new 247-page report ... drug monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Advanced Wound Care Market by Type (Dressings, Therapy Devices, ... (In-Patient Facility, Out-Patient Facility), and Geography - Global Forecast ... --> --> The purpose ... and forecast of the global advanced wound care market. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: