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Obesity Heightens Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer

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Overweight or obese men, according to a new US study, are at greater risk of dying from prostate cancer after treatment than men who are thin.

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The study, conducted by Dr. Jason Efstathiou and colleagues, published in the journal Cancer, says that overweight or obese men are at a substantially higher risk of death within five years of diagnosis.

Overweight men with some extra fat had a 52 percent higher risk of death from locally advanced prostate cancer, the study reports, while obesity more than doubled the likelihood at 64 percent.