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Dec 6, 2005

Watch Your Diet To Cut Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Watch Your Diet To Cut Prostate Cancer Recurrence
If you were diagnosed with prostate cancer, have been treated with surgery and is in remission, better watch your diet. A new study suggests that prostate cancer more likely to recur among obese men after surgery.

Two recent look-back studies found recurrence of the disease was more common among obese men. To evaluate this issue further Dr. Christopher J. Kane of the University of California and colleagues evaluated data from 2,131 men who had undergone surgical removal of the prostate for prostate cancer. Twelve percent of men developed recurrent disease during follow-up over an average of 23 months.

There was a significant association between body mass index (BMI) and disease recurrence after factoring in the effect of ethnicity, age and other conditions, the researchers found.

Men with BMIs of 35 or greater were 69 percent more likely to have recurrence of prostate cancer than men whose BMIs were 25 or less (normal weight). Men with BMIs greater than 30 had a 31 percent increased risk of recurrence than men with lower BMIs.

As per the researchers the increased risk of recurrence associated with obesity may be related to excess hormone and difficulty in performing surgery in more obese people. They suggest closer follow up of obese patients who had undergone surgical removal of prostate.


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Prostate cancer
The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in male. The tube that carries urine runs through the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the seminal fluid. This fluid protects and nourishes the sperm. Prostate cancer usually starts in the gland cells of the prostate. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma. Prostate cancer is usually a slow disease, but sometimes it can grow fast and spread quickly to other organs.

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