Body Fat Distribution Affects Risk of Prostate Cancer

There is "strong evidence" as classified by the World Cancer Research Fund that obesity is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. In order to investigate this further, researchers objectively measured body fat distribution of men and their risk of developing prostate cancer. For this study, called the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik study, results of which were published in Cancer, 1,832 men went through baseline computed tomography (CT) imaging of fat deposition, b...

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