Experts In Vasectomy and Urological Treatments

Dr. Snoy is a general urologist. In addition to vasectomies he also treats:
• Bladder control
• Overactive bladder
• Bladder cancer
• Urinary incontinence
• Kidney stones
• Prostate disorders
• Prostate cancer
• Erectile dysfunction

Prostate Cancer and Obesity Study

New study relates obesity to prostate cancer. Image courtesy: Dailyhitt.com

New study relates obesity to prostate cancer. Image courtesy: Dailyhitt.com

 

According to a recent study released at the Canadian Urological Association’s annual meeting men with obesity may increase the long-term risk of disease progression for low-risk prostate cancer. The study examined 565 patients with low-risk prostate cancer. Patients endured different forms of testing from digital rectal examinations (DRE) to PSA testing every three months.

 

The study found 22% of those examined were obese with a body mass index of 30 kg or greater. Additionally, the study analyzed the pathologic progression and therapeutic progression in 30% of the men tested.

 

Overall, the study found that obesity is a risk factor, according to Dr. Bimal Bhindid, head researcher from the University of Toronto.

 

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