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Obese men with benign biopsies are at higher risk of prostate cancer
Obese men with benign biopsies are at higher risk of prostate cancer

(April 23, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From New York – According to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, obese men who have benign prostate biopsies are at raised risk of prostate cancer. Researchers studied nearly 7,000 men who had been followed for 14 years following a benign biopsy of the prostate. Researchers selected nearly 500 of these patients and matched them to a group of 500 controls. After controlling for risk factors such as PSA levels and family history of prostate cancer, researchers found that men who were obese at the time of their biopsy had a 57% increased incidence of prostate cancer during the study period

 
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