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Arterosil Medical Advisor Comments on the Inconsistent Effects of Exercise Related to Prostate Cancer in Different Races


Arterosil Medical Advisor Dr. DeSilva weighs in on new study.

Edison, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 19, 2013

Doctors regularly tell patients a 30-minute daily exercise routine will improve a person's health significantly. The results of a new research study revealed exercise can even help Caucasian men who are fighting against the risk of prostate cancer. However, the effects aren't the same for African American men, according to Arterosil Medical Advisor Dr. Derrick DeSilva, M.D., explained the results of study.

"The study shows that exercise could reduce the risk of prostate cancer in Caucasian men,” said Dr. DeSilva. “However, it showed little improvement in the risk in African American men."

Dr. DeSilva, M.D. is a practicing Internist and Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center and is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey.

“This is an important study,” said Dr. DeSilva. “But I hope readers can understand the far-reaching benefits of exercise regardless of race. I want to be clear that although the benefits may vary in certain instances among various races, any healthy can benefit from regular exercise in many ways.”

The study, which was conducted by the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina, followed the exercise routines of 164 Caucasian men and 143 African American men. The study showed that of the active Caucasian men, the group was 53% less at risk to develop prostate cancer than the active African American men. In fact, the study did not show any significant connection between exercise reducing the risks of prostate cancer in African American men.

Prostate cancer is one of the highest causes of cancer deaths in men. Exercising has many benefits on human health in general, according to Dr. DeSilva. Regular exercise helps the body's immune system, hormone levels, and helps prevent obesity.

“The healthier the person facing the risk of prostate cancer, the less likely the person is to get prostate cancer, “ said Dr. DeSilva.

Cancer research also shows even if a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer already, regular exercise can still have significant benefits. The men with higher levels of physical activity are less likely to die with prostate cancer than the men who are not active.

“Keeping active, even if diagnosed with prostate cancer, is very important,” said Dr. DeSilva. “Loss of mobility and function is less likely to occur if the patient stays active.”

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