Navigation Links
Brisk walking could improve prostate cancer outcomes
Date:5/24/2011

PHILADELPHIA Men with prostate cancer can improve their outcomes if they walk briskly for at least three hours a week following their diagnosis, according to a recent study in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

"It appears that men who walk briskly after their diagnosis may delay or even prevent progression of their disease," said lead researcher Erin Richman, Sc.D., a research associate at the University of California, San Francisco.

Richman said the evidence adds to the growing body of literature that suggests walking regularly may prevent a variety of adverse health problems, including cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.

"Walking is something everyone can and should do to improve their health," she said.

Richman and colleagues observed 1,455 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer that had not spread beyond the prostate. These patients reported their physical activity by questionnaire about 27 months after their diagnosis and prior to any evidence of recurrence or second treatment.

Researchers recorded 117 events, including biochemical recurrences (elevations in PSA), secondary treatments, bone metastasis and prostate cancer-specific death. They found that men who walked briskly for at least three hours a week had a 57 percent lower rate of progression of disease than men who walked at an easy pace for less than three hours a week.

"The benefit from walking truly depended on how quickly you walked. Walking at an easy pace did not seem to have any benefit," said Richman.

This collaborative group also recently reported in a separate cohort of men with prostate cancer that vigorous physical activity after diagnosis was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer-specific death.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men, and more than 2.2 million men in the United States currently live with the disease. In 2010, there were 217,000 new cases.

Stephen M. Schwartz, Ph.D., a full member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a senior editor of Cancer Research, said this study is important because research on the role of physical activity in prostate cancer has been relatively sparse.

"We have had some studies that show a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer, but this is strong evidence of a benefit after someone is diagnosed," said Schwartz.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jeremy Moore
Jeremy.Moore@aacr.org
267-646-0557
American Association for Cancer Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Brisk walking may help men with prostate cancer, UCSF study finds
2. Brisk Walk Can Boost Blood Flow to the Brain: Report
3. Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults
4. A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
5. Witty Authors Seize Key to Brisk Book Sales in Slow Economy
6. Walking distance test an accurate indicator of disease severity in patients with COPD
7. Americans Walking, Biking a Bit More, Research Shows
8. High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds
9. Regular Walking May Slow Decline of Alzheimers
10. Walking slows progression of Alzheimers
11. Some kids with spinal cord injury may be overlooked for walking rehabilitation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Sunshine Coast Health ... British Columbia, Canada, at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud to announce the addition ... Alsager, showcases the Centre's commitment to innovation in drug rehab and alcohol treatment ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... TROY, MICHIGAN (PRWEB) , ... February 25, 2017 , ... ... leader Kim Jong-un, heightened awareness and concern over nerve agents and the deadly use ... on the human nervous system and how even small doses can be lethal. , ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... LatitudeC Baby Products, an innovative ... it would be offering some it’s exclusive product line to the public through ... unique baby clothing/feeding products, will team up with AMAZON to distribute a limited ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Functional imaging data supports improved cognition ... released today at the 1st Pan American Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Congress. , ... in improving cognitive function in PD patients. This study, led by Ibarretxe-Bilbao et ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... on tooth replacement options at his office, Antoine Dental Center. Currently, patients can ... $18,499. Some restrictions may apply, but patients can learn more about these offers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... , February 24, 2017 Following ... Israel , s AMAR is a ... 250 M w ound care market in ... BST for inclusion in the National Health ... system   E-QURE Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... research Hemophilia Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - 2016, provides drug pricing ... the following questions: What are the key ... in the Global Hemophilia market? What are the unit ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017 Medical information groups within the ... self-service capabilities to manage inquiries from external stakeholders ... New research from consulting leader Best Practices, LLC ... website portals where HCPs can sign on and ... many findings to emerge from the new study ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: