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  • Increasing body weight associated with lower PSA levels


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    Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:38 am Email this article
    Higher body weights are associated with lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels according to a study from Paris, France. PSA Levels

    PSA levels according to BMI

    Average PSA levels were as follows:

     

    Fat Increases Estrogen

    This may be because fat increases estrogen

    This may be because fat cells produce estrogen which counter testosterone which increases PSA levels.

     

    Conclusion

    Conclusion: PSA levels lower as BMI increases

    “PSA is lower as BMI increases,” the authors concluded.

    The researchers suggested that acceptable levels of PSA should depend on BMI.

     

    PSA Defined

    PSA defined: Increasing levels associated with prostate cancer

    Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate gland.

    Increasing levels of PSA levels are indicative of prostate cancer.

    REFERENCE

    Larre S, Azzouzi A, Cancel-Tassin G, Cormier L, Villette J, Hoffmann P, Drelon I, Baschet F, Mangin P, Cussenot O. [Impact of obesity on psa in prostate cancer screening]. Prog Urol. 2007 Jun, 17(4):815-18.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Stephane Larre
    Centre de Recherche pour les Pathologies Prostatiques (CeRePP)
    EA3104 Universite Paris 7
    UFR Biomedicales des Saint-Peres
    Paris, France
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