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Obesity At Time Of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Linked To Greater Risk Of Mortality

November 5, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Overweight or obese men with prostate cancer are at a much greater risk of dying from the disease than men at a healthy weight at the time of diagnosis, according to a U.S. study. There is an even stronger mortality correlation between men with aggressive prostate cancer and obesity. Men who died from prostate cancer were 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese at diagnosis compared to men who did not die of the disease. In fact, the researchers said, weight at the time of diagnosis was more strongly correlated with prostate cancer survival than many other factors studied by scientists in the past, including some prostate cancer treatments.
Reina Haque et al., "Association of body mass index and prostate cancer mortality ", Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, November 05, 2013, © Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity
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