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Exercise may cut prostate cancer risk

Men who are physically active at work may have lower odds of developing prostate cancer, research shows.

Men who developed prostate cancer were less likely to hold the most physically active jobs.

Men with low physical activity jobs were typically managers, supervisors, analysts and administrators. While those very active were masons, bricklayers, metal fitters, painters and welders.

Senior study author Beate Ritz said: "The message from this study for today is that if you're more active, you may be able to prevent this cancer from happening.

"If you have a desk job, do something physically active to counterbalance it."

This research was published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control.

Cancer Causes and Control