Abdominal fat increases the risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer and stomach fat.

Men with large waist circumference have an extra high risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, according to a new medical study.

There are many good reasons to fit the weight, and now a group of researchers discovered another reason.

Men with large waist circumference have in fact a higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.

It shows a new challenge study from Oxford University, which was presented at the European Obesity Summit in Sweden last week.

Prostate cancer and stomach fat

The entire 140,000 middle-aged men from eight European countries participated in the study, which spanned over 14 years.
Abdominal fat increases the risk of prostate cancer

The men, who had an average age of 52 years when the study started, underwent including a measurement of height, waist circumference and BMI.

In the background, the team found a correlation between the amount of abdominal fat and the risk of prostate cancer by the aggressive type, ie a type which develops particularly quickly.

Prostate cancer may be caused by hormones

According to the study, the risk highest for men with 94 centimeters or more around the waist.

These men have 13 percent higher risk of being affected by aggressive prostate cancer than men with a waist circumference of 84 centimeters.

Scientists think the relationship is due to carcinogenic hormones in fat cells, but it is still not proven.


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