Link Between Obesity and Prostate Cancer
Obesity is associated with less testosterone and it is believed that lower testosterone may promote more aggressive tumors and cancer. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina found that obese men who had undergone a prostatectomy had more aggressive cancer than men with lower BMIs. This means that making an effort to lower your BMI may succesfully lower your risk of prostate cancer.
Obesity causes issues much more serious than loss of life quality. Diabetes, increased cancer risk, and increased risk of heart disease are all associated with obesity. Male breast cancer and even erectile dysfunction are common among overweight males. In large-scale studies, nearly 80 percent of men who reported having erectile dysfunction were overweight or obese.
There are large amounts of research pointing to serious health risks caused by obesity; increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer is just the newest find in a long list of obesity-related problems. Losing the weight is good not just for your self-esteem but also for a number of significant health reasons.
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