Lack of Physical Activity Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer

A team of researchers from the University of Bristol and Imperial College London, UK, using a new method to assess the risk factors for developing prostate cancer, determined that there is a link between a lack of physical activity and a higher risk of developing the disease.Physical activity linked to lower risk of prostate cancer

For the research, the scientists gathered medical information on 79,148 participants with prostate cancer and 61,106 participants without the condition.

The analysis of the received data showed that men with a genetic variation responsible for the higher chances to get this type of cancer who were physically active had a 51% lower risk of the condition compared to men who didn’t have this variation.

The study co-author Sarah Lewis, Ph.D. comments: “This study is the largest-ever of its kind, which uses a relatively new method that complements current observational research to discover what causes prostate cancer. It suggests that there could be a larger effect of physical activity on prostate cancer than previously thought, so will hopefully encourage men to be more active.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scientists: Obesity Is a Form of Premature Aging

Scientists: Obesity Is a Form of Premature Aging

In a new study, researchers from Concordia University in Canada suggest that obesity is essentially a form of early aging endangering the health and affecting the longevity in ways similar to the inevitable processes of getting older and succumbing to age-related...

Even a Short-Term Meditation May Ease Physical Pain

Even a Short-Term Meditation May Ease Physical Pain

A new study from Yale University in New Haven, US, finds that a short-term, around 30 minutes, meditation can reduce negative emotions and ease physical pain. This works even for those who never practiced it before, the study says. For the study, a team of researchers...

[WpProQuiz 1]

Featured Products

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

In childhood, many of us dreamed of learning to jump high. Now, after years, it became easier - Kangoo Jumps has appeared. This is one of the relatively new, but quickly gaining popularity types of fitness training. There are several advantages of jumpers. ...

read more