Obese men diagnosed with prostate cancer more likely to die from the disease
A man’s weight could be a factor in whether he survives or dies from prostate cancer.
A Kaiser Permanente study patients has found that men who are obese or overweight at the time of their prostate cancer diagnosis are more likely to succumb to the disease than men who are of a healthy weight. Researchers also found a stronger correlation in overweight men with aggressive prostate cancer.
The study was published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. It was based on a study of 751 Kaiser Permanent prostate cancer patients who had their prostates removed. They had a radical prostatectomy. Researchers found that men in the study who died from the disease were 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese.