PSA doubling time, a marker of cancer progression, increased from 28 to 76 months in prostate cancer patients performing exercise training.
“The exercise intervention resulted in marked physiological adaptations that aided weight regulation and increased fitness levels,” Dr. Hojman told Renal & Urology News. “PSA doubling time correlated with improved fitness, but not with weight loss. These findings suggest there is a fitness component that plays a role in the control of prostate cancer that is not related to weight.”
Source: Exercise Training May Delay PCa Progression – Renal and Urology News
I have been recommending exercise for my prostate cancer patients for many years. I usually recommend 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 times a week. In this study, 45 minutes of exercise 3 times a week led to the PSA going up slowly for patients that had regular exercise.
Men who work at desk jobs are more likely to develop prostate cancer than manual workers, a study indicates.
Researchers found low levels of physical activity in the workplace can significantly raise the risk of cancer, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.
The study determined men who worked as teachers or in office jobs were much more likely to get cancer than those who spend much of their day on their feet, such as laborers, bakers and barbers.
Specifically, men who spend their day working at a desk are 30 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than manual workers, the study found.
This study shows that men with sedentery jobs are at increased risk or prostate cancer. I wouldn’t advise changing careers, but adding exercise to your daily regimen should help prevent illnesses and probably helps prevent recurrences and delays progression in men who have cancer.