Obesity Makes Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Surgery More Likely, Study Reports

Obesity Makes Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Surgery More Likely, Study Reports
Prostate cancer recurrence after surgery is more frequent in men who are obese or have a metabolic syndrome, according to researchers. The results from the study, titled “Obesity and metabolic syndrome correlate with poor oncologic outcome in prostate cancer patients who underwent radical prostatectomy,” were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference Obesity and

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One comment

  1. Joe says:

    They also grouped men in the study as having “Low risk”, “Intermediate risk” and “High risk” Prostate Cancer but that important distinction is seemingly ignored in the report:

    “Among patients with a high BMI, the recurrence rate nearly doubled that of patients with a lower BMI – 32.4% versus compared to 16.9%. Those with metabolic syndrome had a four times greater chance of their cancer recurring than patients who did not.”

    How were these distributed among the three risk classes? Without breaking down the results for each of these classes the conclusions drawn are false and meaningless.

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