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Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
Bariatric Surgery Centers Don't Deliver Better Outcomes
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Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
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Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
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DIABETES
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Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
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Quick Weight Loss May Be Best for Long-Term Success
Healthy Eating While On Vacation
Trans-Fat Ban In New York City Is Proving successful
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Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives
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EYE CARE, VISION
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Eye Test Could Spot Diabetes Vision Trouble Early
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FITNESS
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Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression
Antioxidants Blunt Exercise Benefit, Study Shows
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
GENERAL HEALTH
New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea
Should the FDA Regulate Tobacco?
Keep Fire Safety in Mind as You Celebrate
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Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
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HEARING
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HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
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Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
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The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
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KID'S HEALTH
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Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
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MEN'S HEALTH
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Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
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PREGNANCY
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Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
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Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
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SLEEP DISORDERS
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Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
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Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows

(HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help protect men from prostate cancer, says a new study.

U.S. researchers looked at 190 men who had a prostate biopsy and found that those who were moderately active -- anything equivalent to walking at a moderate pace for several hours a week -- were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The study also found that exercise was associated with less aggressive disease in men who did develop prostate cancer.

"As the amount of exercise increased, the risk of cancer decreased," lead author Dr. Jodi Antonelli, a urology resident at Duke University Medical Center, said in a news release.

The results, published Sept. 22 online in the Journal of Urology, contribute to the ongoing debate about how exercise affects prostate cancer risk, said study senior author Dr. Stephen Freedland, a urologist at Duke and the Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital.

"There have been dozens of studies about the value of exercise in lowering risk of prostate cancer, and some of them quite large, but the bottom line is that they've left us with mixed signals," Freedland said in the news release.

The majority (58 percent) of the men in this study were sedentary, which means they exercised less than the equivalent of one hour per week of easy walking.

SOURCES: Duke Medicine, news release, Sept. 22, 2009