Slow prostate cancer progression through walking, study indicates

Posted on 25 May 2011

Prostate cancer patients could slow the progression of their condition by embarking on brisk walks, it has been found, potentially lessening their dependence on home care.

A study published in journal Cancer Research found that the progression of prostate cancer could be slowed down through walking briskly for at least three hours a week at a minimum spend of three miles per hour.

"Our work suggests that vigorous physical activity or brisk walking can have a benefit at the earlier stages of the disease," explained University of California San Francisco researcher June Chan.

Meanwhile, a Harvard-led study has revealed that men who drink plenty of coffee could be at a lower risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.

Research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that men who drank more than six cups of coffee per day had an almost 20 per cent lower chance of developing prostate cancer, and were at a 60 per cent lesser risk of getting an aggressive form of the disease.

Posted by Natalie Edwards

 

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