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Brisk Walks Good for Prostate Cancer Patients

A new research study reveals that regular brisk walks are good for patients suffering from prostate cancer. Brisk walks reduce the risks of disease progression and death because of the disease.

Previous research by the same scientists had indicated that rigorous physical activity lowers the risk of death due to prostate cancer. The researchers defined brisk walking as walking at a speed of at least three miles an hour.

In the study, men who did brisk walking for three hours a week reduced their risk of disease progress by 57%. Cancer Research has published this study in its June 1 issue.

Around 2.2 million men suffer from prostate cancer in the US. The disease ranks second in causing cancer deaths among men in the US. In 2010, about 217,000 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed.

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