ROLE OF OBE­SITY IN FU­TURE PROSTATE CAN­CER RISK

Australian Natural Bodz - - Health Sex & Longetivity -

In that pre­vi­ous stud­ies sug­gest that obe­sity as­so­ci­ates with risk of high­grade prostate can­cer, An­drew Run­dle, from Columbia Univer­sity (New York, USA), and col­leagues as­sessed the role of obe­sity in the risk of fu­ture prostate can­cer, among men with an ini­tial be­nign biopsy of the prostate. The team fol­lowed 6,692 men who were biop­sied or un­der­went or transurethral re­sec­tion of the prostate (TURP) with be­nign find­ings, con­duct­ing a nested casec­on­trol study of 494 prostate can­cer cases and con­trols. Af­ter tak­ing into ac­count fac­tors in­clud­ing fam­ily his­tory of prostate can­cer, the re­searchers con­cluded that obe­sity at the time of the ini­tial biopsy was as­so­ci­ated with a 57% in­creased risk of de­vel­op­ing prostate can­cer dur­ing the 14 years of fol­low­up. Ref­er­ence: An­drew Run­dle, Michelle Jankowski, Olek­sandr N. Kryvenko, Deliang Tang, Ben­jamin A. Ry­bicki. “Obe­sity and Fu­ture Prostate Can­cer Risk among Men af­ter an Ini­tial Be­nign Biopsy of the Prostate.” Can­cer Epi­demiol Biomark­ers. April 23, 2013.

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