How heavy a man is at the time he is diagnosed with prostate cancer, as well as his history of weight gain, appear to play significant roles in how aggressive his cancer may become, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
While a link between weight and initial development of prostate cancer already has been made, this report, published in the Oct. 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, is the first to associate a mans body mass at different ages and adult weight gain with the risk of progression after his prostate cancer has been surgically treated.
"These findings support the view that the development of aggressive forms of prostate cancer may be influenced by environmental effects that occur early in life," says the studys lead researcher Sara Strom, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology.
Strom says that it is currently unclear how excess obesity contributes to prostate cancer progression, although leading theories suggest it could be linked to changes in a number of different hormones (such as androgen and growth factors) and/or lifestyle behaviors (such as poor diet and inadequate physical activity). But she adds that "understanding the mechanisms by which weight gain contributes to prostate cancer progression will lead to rationally designed preventive strategies."
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