Exercise at work may prevent prostate cancer

February 19, 2008 2:25:56 PM PST
Men who work in a job that requires lots of exercise may be less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Other studies have suggested that physical activity decreases the risk of certain cancers. Now, research from the University of California-Los Angeles finds it also seems to help ward off prostate cancer.

Researchers say the key to this protective effect had to do with exercise that was continuous compared with exercise that was intermittent. They made this discovery after testing men working at a Southern California facility that tested aerospace engines and nuclear power systems.