Exercise and Prostate Cancer

  title={Exercise and Prostate Cancer},
  author={Dorothea C. Torti and Gordon O. Matheson},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in men. In addition to improved treatments, strategies to reduce disease risk are urgently required. This review summarises the literature that examines the association between exercise and prostate cancer risk. Between 1989 and 2001, 13 cohort studies were conducted in the US and internationally. Of these, nine showed an association between exercise and decreased prostate cancer risk. Five of 11 case-control studies conducted… 

Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer: An Updated Review

An impressive number of studies have now found significant benefit, suggesting that regular physical activity is important in terms of disease development, progression, and therapy, and can be recommended as a potentially useful measure in the prevention of prostate cancer.

Recreational physical activity and risk of prostate cancer: A prospective population‐based study in Norway (the HUNT study)

Recreational physical exercise is associated with reduced risk of advanced prostate cancer and prostate cancer death, and frequency and duration of exercise were inversely associated with the risk ofadvanced prostate cancer.

Physical activity and the prevention of cancer: a review of recent findings

It now appears that the decreased risk of colon cancer associated with physical activity is stronger in men than women, and also that the link between breast cancer and physical activity are stronger in post- menopausal than pre-menopausal women.

Cancer prevention, aerobic capacity, and physical functioning in survivors related to physical activity: a recent review

Research over the last few years has clearly shown cardiorespiratory benefits, increases in quality of life (QOL), and increases in physical functioning for cancer survivors who engage in exercise programs, which points to the positive relationship between physical activity and a reduction in cancer risk.

Preventing aggressive prostate cancer with proven cardiovascular disease preventive methods

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  • Medicine, Biology
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Aside from lifestyle measures that can encourage optimal heart and prostate health there are potentially several dietary supplements that need to be avoided in healthy men because they may also increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Recreational Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer Risk (United States)

Physical activity in a large cohort of men living in Washington State was not associated with prostate cancer risk, except in subgroups defined by age, obesity, and screening history.

Physical activity and risk of prostate cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort

The data support the hypothesis of an inverse association between advanced prostate cancer risk and occupational physical activity, but there is no support for an association between prostate cancerrisk and leisure time physical activity.



Physical activity and the risk of prostate and testicular cancer: a cohort study of 53,000 Norwegian men

A nonsignificant, reduced, adjusted relative risk of prostate cancer with increased level of physical activity at work and among those men with the greatest recreational physical activity was found among men who walked during occupational hours and performed either moderate recreational activity or regular recreational training.

A review of physical activity and prostate cancer risk

Physical activity may have an inverse association with prostate cancer risk; however, the epidemiologic evidence is currently inconsistent and the magnitude of the risk reduction observed is small.

Prostate cancer prevention trials in the USA.

A prospective study of physical activity and risk of prostate cancer in US physicians.

BACKGROUND Exercise can suppress androgen production and may thus decrease the risk of prostate cancer. However, findings from epidemiological studies assessing physical activity and risk of prostate

The association between cardiorespiratory fitness and prostate cancer.

It is suggested that cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity levels may protect against the development of incident prostate cancer.

Risk factors for prostate cancer: results from the Canadian National Enhanced Cancer Surveillance System

Anthropometric measures and moderate and strenuous levels of leisure time physical activity were not strongly related to prostate cancer, in contrast, strenuous occupational activities at younger ages appeared protective, and total fat consumption, tomato and energy intake, were not associated with prostate cancer.

Cancer incidence in the National Health and Nutrition Survey I. Follow-up data: diabetes, cholesterol, pulse and physical activity.

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    Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology
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Physical activity and risk of cancer in middle-aged men

Physical activity in middle-aged men is associated with reduced risk of total cancers, prostate cancer, upper digestive and stomach cancer and Moderately-vigorous or vigorous levels involving sporting activities are required to achieve such benefit.

A prospective study of physical activity and prostate cancer in male health professionals.

The results from this cohort indicate that physical activity is unlikely to influence the incidence of total prostate cancer appreciably; however, the suggestion of a lower risk of metastatic prostate cancer in men engaging in high levels of vigorous activities warrants further study.