Navigation Links
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
Date:4/23/2013

TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Obese men are more likely to have precancerous changes detected in benign prostate biopsies and are at increased risk for eventually developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers examined data from nearly 500 men who were followed for 14 years after undergoing an initial prostate biopsy that was found to be noncancerous, or benign.

Prostate abnormalities were detected in 11 percent of the patients, and these abnormalities were strongly associated with obesity, said study author Andrew Rundle, an associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.

After taking into account factors including family history of prostate cancer, the researchers concluded that obesity at the time of the initial biopsy was associated with a 57 percent increased risk of developing prostate cancer during the 14 years of follow-up.

This association, however, was seen only for prostate cancer that occurred earlier in the follow-up period, according to the study, which was published in the April 23 issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

"We don't absolutely know what the true biology is," Rundle said in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research. "In some ways, this reflects the association between the body size and larger prostate size, which is thought to reduce the sensitivity of the needle biopsy. It is possible that the tumors missed by initial biopsy grew and were detected in a follow-up biopsy."

The association found in this study does not prove cause and effect.

Rundle noted that previous studies "have attempted to determine if there are subpopulations of men diagnosed with benign conditions that may be at a greater risk for developing prostate cancer. This is one of the first studies to assess the association between obesity and precancerous abnormalities."

These findings indicate that obesity "should be considered a factor for more intensive follow-up after a benign prostate biopsy," Rundle said.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about prostate cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, April 23, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity, Diabetes: Study
2. Obesitys Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates
3. Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls
4. Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer
5. Could the Childhood Obesity Epidemic Be Ebbing?
6. New research finds no association between white potato consumption (baked, boiled mashed) and obesity, Type 2 diabetes or systemic inflammation
7. Mayo Clinic: Obesity epidemic fueling rise in rheumatoid arthritis among women
8. Treating childhood obesity: A family affair
9. Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Research May Point to New Obesity Treatments
11. U.S. Obesity Rate Set to Soar, Costing Billions: CDC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Brenton Engineering , powered by Pro ... wrapped products at WestPack 2015, February 9-11, in Anaheim, California. This new solution ... or fully-automatic case packing with a small footprint, rugged, highly flexible, and cost-effective ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... community enrichment program serving the greater Venice, FL area, has initiated a fundraiser ... in a car accident just four days after Christmas. To support this beautiful ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... FileHold's document management software has ... a cloud hosted environment for FileHold software that is pay per user subscription-based ... applications using the FileHold web services API. DocuSyst also advises clients on fully ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Joshua ... on how healthcare companies can use newly released government data on populations and ... population and intervene and capture the value they create to succeed in new ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... Women's Excellence staff, in all four ... National Wear Red Day is the first Friday each February and a day ... cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016  Avista Pharma Solutions ("Avista Pharma") announced today ... Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Setzer is a finance and ... various roles within growing technology and life science companies. ... Executive Director of Finance at INC Research, a publicly ... . Previously, Mr. Setzer served as CFO of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016 Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc., a medical ... healthcare and other demanding applications, today announced it has ... replaces Dale Pfost , PhD, who was serving ... also joining Vestagen,s Board of Directors. ® ... barrier technologies that combines fluid repellent, antimicrobial and breathability ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  Astellas Pharma Inc. President ... the promotion of James Robinson as president, Americas ... operations in North and South America , ... Pharma US, representing the commercial organization in the ... 2013. Masao Yoshida , who is retiring ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: