PSA Levels Higher in Sedentary Men

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PSA concentrations are higher in men who engage in more sedentary behavior and lower levels of light physical activity, a study found.

It is hypothesized that regular participation in physical activity may reduce prostate cancer risk through a variety of biological mechanisms including changes in energy balance, immune function, inflammation, antioxidant defenses, and endogenous hormones.

Based on their results, the authors stated, evaluation of a patient’s physical activity and sedentary level before PSA testing also is important because these factors also may influence measurements and lead to a urologic diagnostic workup.

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