Obesity Linked To More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Aurora Perez-Cornago, PhD Cancer Epidemiology Unit Nuffield Department of Population Health University of Oxford

Dr-Aurora-Perez-Cornago

Aurora Perez-Cornago, PhD
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Nuffield Department of Population Health
University of Oxford

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Excessive body size and adiposity have been proposed to influence
several metabolic and hormonal mechanisms that can promote cancer development.

We found that men who have greater adiposity have an elevated risk of
high grade prostate cancer, an aggressive form of the disease, and
prostate cancer death.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Men should try to maintain a healthy weight throughout adulthood in
order to reduce their risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: Future research may focus on determine the mechanisms behind this
association.

MedicalResearch.com: Thank you for your contribution to the MedicalResearch.com community.

Citation:
Abstract presented at the June 2016 European Obesity
Summit
Height, adiposity and prostate cancer risk in the European Prospective
Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)

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