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Prostate cancer is one of the main causes of death in men around the world. The risk factors of this disease include age, burden of heredity, preceding vasectomy, maladaplasty, hypodynamia and, as a result, overweight. If we can not manage our age and genetics, we can control weight, nutrition and physical activity. Especially since recent scientific evidence suggests that overweight and obesity can help accelerate the development of this deadly disease.
The new study was led by Dr. Christopher J. Keto, head of the Oncology Department at the University Clinic in Durham, North Carolina. He and his colleagues studied 287 patients who had removed the prostate immediately after detecting cancer. And although the surgery was carried out on time, prostate cancer still relapses. Doctors continued to fight for the lives of their patients with hormonal therapy aimed at lowering the level of testosterone that stimulates the growth of atypical cells.
The average age of patients was 65 years, and the average body mass index (BMI) was 28.3, which corresponds to the excess weight of the body. Some patients had normal weight - their BMI was less than 25, but in a large group, BMI was greater than 30, indicating a severe obesity. Within 5 years, patients were carefully monitored for health reasons. As a result, scientists have found that in men with excess body weight or obesity 5 times more often the process of metastasis develops, despite the lechenie.Shozheye results were published in 2007 in the journal Cancer. The article also said that the overweight of patients with prostate cancer reduces the five-year survival rate of patients twice.
Scientists precisely can not explain the reason of such harmful influence of excess weight. One explanation was insufficient dosage of drugs for men with a greater body weight, others - due to obesity, an increase in inflammatory proteins in the blood. But, no matter how much, it is undeniable that excessive weight correction is a necessary component of the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer.