Weight linked to prostate cancer for the first time

Today, World Cancer Research Fund International has launched a new report (PDF, 1MB). This report looked at over 9 million men in 104 global studies and found that there is strong evidence that being overweight or oebse increases the risk of advanced prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the Republic after non-melanoma skin cancer. The Republic have the 4th highest incidence of prostate cancer in 27 EU countries with rates over 50% higher than the EU average. It accounted for 25.3 deaths in males per 100,000 population in 2010. In Northern Ireland 1,000 men are diagnosed and 200 men die from prostate cancer every year. 

The World Cancer Research Fund recommends eating a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight to help prevent cancer. More information on lowering your risk can be found here.

Posted: 20/11/2014 12:18:35 by Laura Keaver


 

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