New Study indicates link between walking and lowered mortality
A new Observational study has been published by the American Medical Association’s Jama journal. It showed that the more steps one takes walking the lower the risk of all cause mortality. walking is that good for you. It does not matter if your walked fast or slow, the key was to try take as many steps as possible.
From the report: “The unadjusted incidence density for all-cause mortality was 76.7 per 1000 person-years (419 deaths) for the 655 individuals who took less than 4000 steps per day; 21.4 per 1000 person-years (488 deaths) for the 1727 individuals who took 4000 to 7999 steps per day; 6.9 per 1000 person-years (176 deaths) for the 1539 individuals who took 8000 to 11 999 steps per day; and 4.8 per 1000 person-years (82 deaths) for the 919 individuals who took at least 12 000 steps per day.”
There was a huge drop in Mortality for those who took 8000 or more steps, compared to those who took only 4,000 steps.
So if you want to live a longer and healthier life, it might a good ideas to walk more and sit less.
Click on this link to visit the Jama site to read the research article abstract titled: “Association of Daily Step Count and Step Intensity With Mortality Among US Adults”.
Posted by Vincent Banial
PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer made No Significant Difference in Prostate Cancer Deaths after 10 years.
A new study has been published Mar 06 2018, in the Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal called Journal of the American Medical Association (or JAMA). The Study found that PSA test screening did not achieve its aim of diagnosing fast-growing cancers in time to treat them and prevent Deaths.
Video is courtesy of the University of Bristol YouTube Channel
Title: Effect of a Low-Intensity PSA-Based Screening Intervention on Prostate Cancer Mortality: The CAP Randomized Clinical Trial
Author: Martin, Richard M.; Donovan, Jenny L.
Publisher: American Medical Association
Date: Mar 6, 2018
There were men who were tested and the PSA Test found that they had a High PSA. Of those who agreed to further treatment during the study, some men were seriously harmed by treatment. There were 8 deaths in the screening group related to either the biopsy or prostate cancer treatment and 7 in the control group.
Click on this Link to the study published In JAMA on on Mar 06 2018 and titled “Effect of a Low-Intensity PSA-Based Screening Intervention on Prostate Cancer MortalityThe CAP Randomized Clinical Trial“.
Click on this link to visit the JAMA website and listen to an MP3 of the highlights of the Mar 06 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Click on this Link to visit the Cancer Research UK website to read their post titled: “Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good“
Click on this link to visit The Telegraph newspaper website to read their article titled “Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good“.