Energetic Exercise May Sharply Cut Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer

Energetic Exercise May Sharply Cut Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer
In a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a team of researchers followed thousands of midlife and older men for over 20 years and found that dynamic exercise and other healthy lifestyle behaviors  may reduce the likelihood of their developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68%. The majority of prostate cancers are not life-threatening. However, a minority of patients are diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancers that metastasize to the bone and other body organs, eventually leading to death. Several lifestyle factors have been associated with the risk of lethal prostate cancer, but little is known about their combined effect. In the study titled “Development and Application of a Lifestyle Score for Prevention of Lethal Prostate Cancer,” Stacey Kenfield, ScD, from the University of California, San Francisco, and a team of researchers at UCSF and Harvard, retrieved and analyzed data from records of two studies conducted in the United States: the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study that followed 42,701 men, age 40 to 75 years, from 1986 to 2010; and the Physicians' Health Study that followed 20,324 men, age 40
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Daniela holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, a MSc in Health Psychology and a BSc in Clinical Psychology. Her work has been focused on vulnerability to psychopathology and early identification and intervention in psychosis.

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