Another Study Linking Obesity to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

September 2, 2009 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Another Study Linking Obesity to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
It is really important that this message sink in to the male population. Being overweight when you are older or gaining weight as an adult are clearly linked to risk for developing the most aggressive and deadly form of prostate cancer.

The current study1 evaluated over 83,000 men. Rather surprisingly, the risk shot up to 200% with only ten pounds of weight gain (white males), and that risk stayed more or less the same even with greater amounts of weight.

The bottom line, get lean and fit to avoid one of the worst possible problems facing men.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Prostate Cancer and Weight Gain  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev   Brenda Y. Hernandez, Song-Yi Park, Lynne R. Wilkens, Brian E. Henderson, and Laurence N. Kolonel

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