Weight Linked to Prostate Cancer
Men have another reason to start working off their beer gut: New research from Britain indicates that men with larger waistlines have a higher chance of developing prostate cancer.
The study of 130,000 men in their 50s from countries across Europe finds that those with a 37-inch waistline were 13 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than men with a 33-inch waist.
“We already know that men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are more likely to develop the disease. These findings may give doctors another warning sign to look out for,” Simon Grieveson of Prostate Cancer UK tells The Independent.
He notes that “being overweight is a risk factor that men can proactively do something to change.”