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URO TODAY: Men with metabolic syndrome – obesity/heart disease/diabetes – have a greater risk of getting prostate cancer, especially if they suffered from the syndrome by the time they turned 50, scientists have discovered. READ MORE>

Men having metabolic syndrome had a modestly higher risk of developing prostate cancer than men not having MetS criteria.

The conditional probability of being diagnosed with prostate cancer age 80 years was statistically significantly higher in men with MetS at age 50 years.

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SCIENCE BLOG: A link between a high-fat diet — typical of “Western style” high fat diet — as a potential cause of prostate cancer has been further confirmed by a new study. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Men with low-risk prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance have a bigger risk for cancer recurrence if they are older, obese or had exposure to Agent Orange. READ MORE>

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MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: Body mass in younger and older adulthood, and weight gain between these life periods, may influence a man’s risk for prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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DRUGS.COM: Men who pack on excess pounds as young adults are at heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, although the risk varies by ethnic group, say researchers from the University of Hawaii. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Obesity is not associated with increased risk of lymph node metastases in men undergoing radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection. READ MORE>

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BIZ FACE FORUM: A new look at a large database of prostate cancer patients shows that obesity plays no favourites when it comes to increasing the risk of recurrence after surgery. Being way overweight is equally bad for blacks and whites, say researchers. READ MORE>

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