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Τhe impact of obesity οn prostate cancer

Iliadis Christos, Kottaras Ioannis

Monday, September 1, 2014

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Pages: 150-156


Introduction: Obesity is directly linked with the development of various cancers and prostate cancer.

The aim of this present study was to review the literature about the association investigate between obesity and prostate cancer.

Methods and material: The sample consisted of recent articles in the last five years at least, on the subject that were found mainly in the electronic database Medline and the Greek Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link).

Results: The review of the literature showed that increased consumption of fatty foods combined with reduced physical activity lead to the increase in body weight and creating an obese person. The obese men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than men with normal weight. The men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer and are obese are more likely to have advanced disease, which is more difficult to treat successfully with men who are not obese.

Conclusions: Obesity is directly linked with the development of prostate cancer in men. With the increase in body weight and increases the chance of developing prostate cancer.

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