Overweight/Obese Men- Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Posted on November 7, 2012


Overweight/obesity is a risk factor for many diseases including some cancers.

Thanks to public health awareness and education more people are becoming aware of the need to have a healthy weight to prevent such diseases and premature deaths.

Both men and women are encouraged to maintain a healthy weight, they are equally affected.

Researchers believe that genetic changes in the fat cells around the prostate can make it easier for a tumour to spread to other organs.

The recent study linked overweight/obesity  in men to more aggressive prostate cancer.

For the study researchers used microarrays and biochips to examine the fat tissue of men who underwent prostate surgery.

The participants were of normal weight, overweight or obese. Researchers focused on the men with aggressive tumors; they worked with tissue free of cancer.

The study showed significant gene  changes in the fat tissue  of the men who were overweight or obese, their fat tissue appear to feed aggressive cancer tumors.

Read more on this study from the spec.com


Men are advised to consider their weight health when looking at ways to keep a healthy prostate.

Our health program prepares both women and men to  become experts in their health;  it prepares them to reduce risk factors that make them sick.  One of these risk factors is overweight/obesity.