(MEDPAGETODAY) — Another benefit of exercise – at least for Caucasian men – is that it may cut the risk both of developing prostate cancer and having high-grade disease, researchers reported.

In a prospective study, Caucasian men suspected of prostate cancer and scheduled for biopsy were less likely to have the disease if they were at least moderately active, according to Lionel Bañez, MD, of the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham N.C., and colleagues.

If they did have cancer, they were significantly less likely to have high-grade disease if they had been working out regularly, Bañez and colleagues reported online in Cancer.

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