Obesity Linked With Prostate Cancer Death

Overweight and obese men appear to have greater risks of dying from prostate cancer (PCa) than normal weight individuals following primary treatment with radical prostatectomy (RP), a new study finds. Although radiation and androgen-deprivation therapy were equally or more likely in these patients, salvage treatment did not confer a survival advantage.

“This does not imply obesity causes more aggressive PC[a]. Rather, obesity may be associated with other factors such as poor diet or lack of exercise, which we could not adjust for, which may explain this association,” Adriana Vidal, MD, of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and colleagues wrote in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. Obesity might represent a modifiable risk factor for the disease. Read more… 

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