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Walking 'slows progression of prostate cancer'

Walking 'slows progression of prostate cancer'
25th May 2011

Men with prostate cancer, who could be using respite care to deal with the condition, could slow the progression of the illness through walking, new data indicates.

Prostate cancer patients who walked briskly for a minimum of three hours a week at the speed of at least three miles per hour, were 60 per cent less likely to need a second round of treatment or develop biochemical markers of recurrence, according to the findings, published in journal Cancer Research.

June Chan, of the University of California San Francisco, said: "Our work suggests that vigorous physical activity or brisk walking can have a benefit at the earlier stages of the disease."

This follows news that pain reliever acetaminophen has been associated with a cut risk of prostate cancer, meaning that some older men could be less dependent on assisted living.

It was discovered that taking 30 acetaminophen tablets or more each month for a duration of five plus years was linked to 38 per cent lower risk of prostate cancer, revealed research published in journal Cancer Epidermiology.

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