High triglycerides increase prostate cancer risk in older men

09/28/2011 | Renal and Urology News

Japanese researchers found that men ages 60 and older who had high triglyceride levels were twice as likely as their younger counterparts to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Insulin resistance, inflammation and oxidative stress may contribute to the development of prostate cancer in people with hypertriglyceridemia, the researchers reported in BJU International.

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