Karolinska Instituet LogoFollowing a healthy lifestyle is believed to be extremely advantageous for people. Now a new study From Karolinska Institute (KI) claims that men who have always been physically active have a lower possibility of developing prostate cancer. The result was visible in apparently those people who were sitting for less than half their working day or had been physically active for more than an hour a day.

A survey was conducted in 1997, where approximately over 45, 000 Swedish men between the ages of 45 and 79 took part. The survey was based on lifestyles and scale of lifetime physical activity. For around 10 years, the experts followed up on the group in terms of the occurrence of prostate cancer.

The outcome from this potential cohort study illustrated that an elevated level of physical activity may associate with a lesser danger of developing prostate cancer. Men who accounted that they had been spending less than half their working day sitting apparently had 20 % lesser threat of prostate cancer as compared to those who had been sitting for nearly all the time. It was seen that men who walked or cycled on an average of more than 1 hour a day supposedly had a 14 % lesser possibility as opposed to those who walked or cycled 20 to 40 minutes a day.

As per the experts, this is claimed to be the first time that a connection has apparently been seen between long-term physical activity and the threat of developing prostate cancer. Nevertheless, the biological mechanism through which physical activity could influence this danger remains mysterious.

The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer.