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:7/20/2017)... Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... July 19, 2017 , ... ... which found that most successful weight loss surgery patients who had received a body ... Angeles Area health and beauty clinic Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), which provides both types ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... “Fidget”: a fun-filled, action-packed memoir ... public high school music and drama teacher who was a summa cum laude graduate ... a “Teacher of the Year” award. After her retirement from public school, Lynn continued ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... , ... July 18, 2017 , ... CannaKids, a California ... cannabis oils, announced today that at the WORLDZ Summit, taking place in Hollywood ... on the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis for both pediatric and adult patients, and ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... July 18, 2017 , ... ... 11) , What Strategic Decisions Do You Need to Consider?, **An FDAnews ...      , 42 CFR Part 11, “Final Rule for Clinical Trials Registration ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... ... basis, partners with the best medical professionals who offer the most effective and ... medical professional in their network, ensuring that each patient receives prompt and courteous ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... -- Dr. Echenberg, founder of Echenberg Institute, is announcing a new safe and ... painful intercourse and other painful pelvic pain conditions such as pelvic floor ... ... ... -based start-up company, VuVatech LLC, fills a void in the women,s ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... COLUMBIA, S.C. , July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... product purchasing and patient support services organization serving ... announced today the launch of four significant, value-added ... into market insights, better manage reimbursement and improve ... Ig and factor therapies. ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... July 5, 2017 Wolfmet 3D  printed tungsten collimator manufactured ... physics and manufacturing combine to progress molecular radiotherapy imaging. ... systems are unable to accurately quantify the radiation absorbed by ... regarding the success of this radiotherapy treatment has been available ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: