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Physical exercise may reduce risk of prostate cancer

Study finds reduced risk of prostate cancer among men with a specific DNA variation
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Study finds reduced risk of prostate cancer among men with a DNA variation that makes them more likely to be active

Men who keep physically active could cut their risk of prostate cancer by half, research suggests.

Researchers said exercise, which can include gardening or walking, has a larger protective effect than had been thought.

A team funded by the World Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK measured physical activity among 79,148 men with prostate cancer and 61,106 without.

The researchers studied the effect of 22 risk factors, including physical activity, on prostate cancer, and found that men with a variation in their DNA sequence that makes them more likely to be active have a 51% reduced risk of prostate

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