High Triglycerides Levels May Have Role In Prostate Cancer Recurrence

High Triglycerides Levels May Have Role In Prostate Cancer Recurrence
A recent study lead by Emma Allott from Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina and published in  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that high triglyceride levels are connected with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer. Data shows that, among men who had surgery for prostate cancer, those with high levels of triglyceride before surgery were 35 percent more likely to show evidences of a cancer recurrence than man with normal preoperative levels. According toElizabeth Platz, an epidemiologist and cancer student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, who was not involved in this study, this scenario reinforces the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. “We all need to think about modifying behaviors that promote well being in general – not smoking, reducing obesity, increasing physical activity while decreasing sedentary time,” she said in a Reut
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Isaura Santos graduated with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her professional interests include science communication, public awareness of science and communication of science through entertainment.

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