Researchers are of the opinion that men who exercise regularly can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 50%.
Harvard School of Public Health and the University of California researchers were involved in an in-depth study, where they evaluated the data of 2,705 men diagnosed with the disease. The details of physical activity of the participants each week were also tabulated.
The study found that those men who engaged in vigorous activity benefitted by a 61 per cent lower risk of death due to prostate cancer than those who exercised for less than an hour a week.
Dr Helen Rippon, of The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: 'If the results from this study of 2,705 men could be applied to all men with prostate cancer, the effect could be as significant as reducing the risk of death by more than half.'