Brisk walks may slow prostate cancer progression

May 24, 2011 2:51:53 PM PDT
Regular brisk walks could protect prostate cancer patients, lowering their risk of disease progression by as much as 57 percent.

A new study in the journal cancer research finds patients who take brisk walks on a regular basis fare better than those who don't.

Brisk walking was defined as 3 mph or faster.

They not only lower their risk for the disease progression, they also lower their chances of dying from prostate cancer.

This research builds on earlier studies that had indicated that "vigorous physical activity" reduces the risk of dying from prostate cancer.