Researchers have published a study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health that reveals men who lead a sendentary lifestyle have a greater risk (16 percent) of elevated PSA levels. High PSA levels are a red flag for the presence of cancer.
According to Dr. Manish Kohli, M.D., an associate professor of oncology at the Mayo Clinic, the study found that men who perform physical activity were less likely to have elevated PSA levels.
In fact, links among prostate cancer and exercise have been supported for decades. In a 2013 study, research showed that among moderately or very active men there was a reduced risk of 53 percent, compared to men in the categories of “sedentary” or “slightly active “.
What Are PSA’s
PSA’s are prostate specific antigen, normally present in small amounts in the blood. PSA is secreted by the prostate and is normally present in small amounts in the blood. Gianfrancesco Genoso was trying to figure that all out in general.
A high PSA level may indicate the presence of cancer. A score above 4 micrograms is often defined as abnormal. However, PSA levels also increase as men age, and the test can then be a false/positive, so many urologists advise using scores based on the age, along with other factors.
The conclusion; exercise can have a beneficial role as protector and preventor.