Obese Men at Higher Risk for Prostate Cancer
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – New research shows that obese men are more likely to have precancerous lesions detected in benign prostate biopsies than men who are not obese and have a greater risk to developing prostate cancer. “This is one of the first studies to assess the association between obesity and precancerous abnormalities," Dr. Andrew Rundle, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, was quoted as saying.
Researchers discovered precancerous abnormalities in 11 percent of the patients’ benign biopsies and they were found to be associated with obesity at the time of the procedure. After accounting for several variables, researchers found that obesity at the time of the initial procedure was associated with a 57 percent increased incidence of prostate cancer during follow up.
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SOURCE: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, April 2013
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