Prostate cancer deaths could be prevented if men lose weight – study

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Thousands of lives are being lost to prostate cancer because of high levels of obesity among men, a new study suggests. More than 1,300 prostate cancer deaths could potentially be prevented every year in a country like the UK alone if the average man was not overweight, researchers said. While obesity has been linked to other 13 cancers – including stomach, liver, pancreas and kidney cancers – the association between prostate cancer and weight has only just started to be unpicked by scientists. The new study, which is being presented at the European Congress on Obesity in the Netherlands and p…

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