Higher BMI And Waist Circumference Leads To Elevated Prostate Cancer Risk
There was a study by the University of Oxford involving 8 European Countries and almost 150,000 men of an average age of 52 which shows that the combination of a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) and a larger waist circumference are associated with a much higher risk of prostate cancer.
The further study was performed to qualify and quantify the current evidence available regarding the association of body size and morbid obesity.
The researchers investigated the associations of various body measurements, the risk of prostate cancer incidence whilst focusing heavily of tumor stage, grade and eventual mortality rates. Data was also adjusted for levels of physical activity, whether they were smokers, educational levels, martial status and diabetes.
The results were that men who have a higher BMI and waist circumference have a higher risk of high grade prostate cancer which is a very aggressive form of the disease.
So those who are morbidly obese are at the highest risk, therefore men should seek to maintain a healthy weight.