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Apr 24, 2013 12:50 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

Obesity could lead to higher risk of Prostate Cancer

Obese men are at a higher risk for Prostate Cancer, even after an initial benign biopsy.

Columbia University researchers followed a group of men after they had a prostate biopsy with non-cancerous results. Obese men were more likely to have pre-cancerous lesions in their biopsy than men who maintained a healthy weight.

After 14 years, those who were obese at the time of the biopsy were 57% more likely to have developed prostate cancer.

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