Obesity Raises Risk of Prostate Cancer in Men

Obesity and physical inactivity may account for 25 to 30 percent of several major cancers such as colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, and cancer of the oesophagus. Experts recommend that people establish habits of healthy eating and physical activity early in life to prevent overweight and obesity. Those who are already overweight or obese are advised to avoid additional weight gain, and to lose weight through a low-calorie diet and exercise. Even a weight loss of only five to 10 percent of total weight can provide health benefits.

The study found that men in the study group who were overweight or obese had a three-fold increased risk of cancer progression compared to normal-weight men, despite receiving the same treatment. Read more…
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