The relationship between obesity and prostate cancer recurrence

The prostate gland, which usually causes pain and abnormalities in the genital area of ​​men in old age, sometimes recurs due to obesity and overweight and increases the risk of prostate cancer. According to Mehr reporter, Dr. Arash Samii, head of the research team from the Department of Urology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, says: “Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, and in more than 30% of patients, cancer returns after prostate removal.”

The research team analyzed data from 1,100 prostate cancer patients who had their prostates removed between 2003 and 2013. The average age of people at the time of diagnosis was 60 years.

According to surveys, 34% of people were obese and 19% had metabolic syndrome; Metabolic syndrome is a group of high-risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Characteristics of metabolic syndrome include high blood sugar, obesity, abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure.

The patients of this study were monitored for an average of 4 years. According to the researchers, prostate cancer returned in more than 32 percent of obese men, while only 17 percent of non-obese men.

Also, according to the results of this study, patients with metabolic syndrome were more than 4 times more prone to prostate cancer recurrence than people without this syndrome.

Sami continues: “Patients with prostate cancer who are obese or suffering from metabolic syndrome and have undergone surgery to remove the prostate are at high risk of recurrence of their disease, and they should focus more on their subsequent treatment. ”


February 8, 2016 23:14

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