Regular Workouts May Improve Prostate Cancer

A small study has shown that regular, vigorous exercise has the potential to down-regulate tumor promoter genes and up-regulate tumor suppression genes in men with prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of San Francisco found that working out at least 3 hours per week was associated with this benefit. However, lesser amounts had little effect on gene expression. Pending confirmation in further studies, this study suggests that exercise may cut the risk of prostate cancer progression and mortality.

PositiveTip: Regular physical activity has many benefits, and may also improve outcomes in prostate cancer.