The Latest Prostate Cancer Research: Winter 2013Prostate cancer research is one of the fastest evolving fields in medicine. It seems that every day there’s a study identifying a potential new treatment, targeting a risk factor or pointing to what may be a genetic factor leading to prostate cancer. Here are some of the top studies from the past month.
Deep fried food can raise risk
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In one of the bigger developments in the prostate cancer field in recent memory – and one likely to frustrate men around the country – deep fried food may raise prostate cancer risk. According to research from the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, men who ate deep fried food once a week raised their risks of prostate cancer by roughly 35 percent. When cooking at extremely high temperatures, such as when deep frying, potentially carcinogenic compounds begin to form in the foods. These carcinogens are what raise the risk of developing prostate cancer.