Excess weight may be factor in death risk for prostate cancer

11/12/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

In an analysis involving more than 750 men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, researchers found that those who died from the disease had a 50% greater chance of being overweight or obese when diagnosed than patients who did not die. The link between excess weight and higher mortality risk was more pronounced among patients diagnosed with a more aggressive form of the cancer, according to the analysis published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice.

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