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Obesity and prostate cancer: collateral damage in the battle of the bulge
Jean-Alfred Thomas 2nd1,Stephen J Freedland1
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Division of Urologic Surgery, Department of Surgery and the Duke Prostate Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA
DOI: 10.2741/S173 Volume 3 Issue 2, pp.594-605
Published: 01 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Obesity and cancer)
Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common non-cutaneous 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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Jean-Alfred Thomas 2nd, Stephen J Freedland. Obesity and prostate cancer: collateral damage in the battle of the bulge. Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar. 2011. 3(2); 594-605.