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Association was found between risk of prostate cancer and body size

Association was found between risk of prostate cancer and body size

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British scientists have made an association was found between height in men and the risk of developing prostate cancer.

That write the researchers from the university of Oxford in BMC Medicine. The researchers conclude that the risk for the disease death increases as the body size is larger. There was also a link found between obesity and the development of the disease.

The researchers kept data in the event of 141.896 European men by the whole of Europe over an average period of 13.9 years. Therein were 7.024 cases of prostate cancer discovered. 934 men died of the disease.

The researchers conclude that with every ten centimeters of height extra, the risk of developing the disease by up to 21 percent increases. The chance to it to death then takes over with 17 percent. For every four inches of extra waist is an increased risk of respectively 13 and 18 percent.

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in Europe and the second-most commonly diagnosed kankervorm in men worldwide.

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