Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer

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This study investigated the effect of physical activity after a prostate cancer diagnosis on both overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality in a large cohort. Researchers analysed data from 4,623 men with localized prostate cancer diagnosed between 1997 and 2002 who were followed-up until 2012. The investigators estimated hazard radios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) using Cox proportional hazards models to examine the association between postdiagnosis activities such as walking/bicycling, performing household work, or exercising and time to overall and prostate cancer-specific death. The investigators found statistically significantly lower overall mortality rates among men who engaged in higher levels of reactional activity, walking/bicycling for 20 minutes or more per day, performing household work for 1 hour or longer per day, or exercising for 1 hour or more per week compared with less active men within each activity type. Prostate cancer-specific mortality rates were also statistically significantly lower among men walking/bicycling for 20 minutes or more per day or exercising for 1 hour or more per week. In conclusion, these study results associated higher levels of physical activity with reduced rates of overall and prostate cancer-specific mortality. The investigators conclude that their findings further strengthen previous studies indicating the beneficial effects of physical exercise on survival among men with prostate cancer.

Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer
Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of physical activity after a prostate cancer diagnosis on both overall and prostate cancer–specific mortality in a large cohort. Higher levels of physical activity were associated with reduced rates of overall and prostate cancer–specific mortality.
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