Medical news Monday returns in full force! Here’s where I’ll be sharing current health information and issues related to fitness and wellness. These articles are the most up to date health research that will hopefully provide you with the information that you need. Here’s today’s edition:
Ties Between Blood Pressure & Stroke Risk
A presentation at the International Stroke Conference showed preliminary findings that maintaining a systolic blood pressure (the top number i.e. 120/80) below 130 mmHg reduced a person’s risk of stroke by 20%. The average age of the subjects was 63 with elevated blood pressures (average 145/80). This is great news and another piece of evidence as to why regular structured exercise SHOULD be made part of your daily routine.
Association between Exercise & Prostate Cancer
A recent study performed showed an inverse relationship between exercise and a high grade of disease in those men already having prostate cancer. They also found that moderately active men were less likely to have cancer. Bottom line is be active reduce your risk.
1) Neale, T. (2013). Lowering BP May Cut Risk Of Recurrent Stroke. MedPage Today. http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ISC/37288
2) Smith, N. (2013). Workouts Cut Prostate Cancer Risk In Whites. MedPage Today. http://www.medpagetoday.com/HematologyOncology/ProstateCancer/37297