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Regular Exercise May Foil Prostrate Cancer

Active men with a high level of cardiovascular fitness are less likely to develop prostate cancer according to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. That's what researchers concluded after studying after studying the fitness levels and physical activity habits activity habits of more than12,000 men for 18 years. The investigators found that men who expended 1,000 kilocalories per week (roughly equivalent to three moderate workouts) developed prostate cancer only one-third as often as their sedentary counterparts. The researchers speculate that temporary post-exercise hormonal changes could be protective against cancer.