Data on obesity-PCa link mount, but conflict

February 15, 2004

Las Vegas--Obesity in prostate cancer patients is associated withhigher-grade tumors, cancer recurrence, and more aggressive disease, recentstudies have shown. The research has prompted some urologists to suggestusing body mass index (BMI) as a marker for early screening and treatment.Others suggest that further studies should be undertaken to determine ifweight loss may, in fact, lower prostate cancer risk.