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Excess weight increases the risk of prostate englargement
Monday, April 23, 2007 4:33 am Email this article
Excess weight increases the risk of an enlarged prostate in men according to a study from China. Overweight men are 63 percent more likely to have an enlarged prostate than normal weight men, and obese men are 126 percent more likely (2.26 times more likely) according to the study. REFERENCE
Xie L, Bai Y, Zhang X, Zheng X, Yao K, Xu L, Zeegers M. Obesity and benign prostatic enlargement: A large observational study in china. Urology. 2007 Apr, 69(4):680-84.
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Department of Urology
First Affiliated Hospital
Zhejiang University School of Medicine
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