-- Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Male cancer survivors
may live longer if they exercise, a new study suggests.
The research included more than 1,000 male cancer survivors in
the United States who provided details about their levels of
physical activity in 1988 and again in 1993. The men were followed
Men who burned more than 12,600 calories per week in physical
activity were 48 percent less likely to die of any cause than those
who burned less than 2,100 calories per week, the researchers
The most physically active men were 49 percent less likely to
die of heart disease and 38 percent less likely to die of cancer,
according to the study, which was published in the January issue of
Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
The number of cancer survivors in the United States is growing,
and they are living longer due to earlier diagnosis and treatment,
said study co-author Kathleen Wolin, an epidemiologist at the
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and
"Physical activity should be actively promoted to such individuals to enhance longevity," they said in a Loyola news release.
The researchers said numerous studies have shown that physical
activity helps extend the lives of healthy people, but there has
been little research on physical activity among cancer
The American Cancer Society offers advice for
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