Can exercise reduce the risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

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Marc B. Garnick, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Based on questionnaires completed by more than 30,000 men in the Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study, researchers found an inverse relationship between physical activity and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms; simply put, men who were more physically active were less likely to suffer from BPH. Even low- to moderate-intensity physical activity, such as walking regularly at a moderate pace, yielded benefits.

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