Veterans Administration Medical Center Durham

Durham, NC, United States

Veterans Administration Medical Center Durham

Durham, NC, United States
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Thomas II J.-A.,Duke University | Freedland S.J.,Duke University | Freedland S.J.,Veterans Administration Medical Center Durham
Frontiers in Bioscience - Scholar | Year: 2011

Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous malignancy diagnosed in US men. With the increasing prevalence of obesity, it is of interest how this condition impacts prostate cancer. However, only recently has the relationship between obesity and prostate cancer been earnestly studied by investigators. Indeed, the relationship between obesity and prostate cancer appears to be complex one. Therefore, we sought to review the most recent and relevant epidemiological data discussing the link between prostate cancer and obesity. In this review, we will discuss both "biological" and "non-biological" means by which obesity may potentially impact prostate cancer.

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