Obesity and Prostate Cancer

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Overweight men more likely to have a prostate cancer recurrence.

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Excess weight might increase the risk of a recurrence in men with prostate cancer.

Researchers studied 11 hundred patients who had their prostates removed.

Obese men were almost twice as likely to have a recurrence of the disease than those who were not obese.



Obesity-related complications like high blood pressure and high blood sugar quadrupled the risk of recurrence.



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