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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Weight Loss Lowers Prostate Cancer

Researchers from the American Cancer Society and Duke University Prostate Center have found that weight loss may lower a man's risk for an aggressive form of prostrate cancer, whereas obesity may increase the risk.

The study participants (nearly 70,000) were tracked for more than a decade, which enabled researchers to record data of a man's adult weight changes in comparison to his initial weight at the beginning of the study.

The men in the study who had lost more than 11 pounds had lowered their risk approximately 42 percent for developing the aggressive form of prostate cancer in comparison to those whose weight stayed the same during the same time period.

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