Higher Cholesterol Levels Linked to Prostate Cancer Recurrence

October 14, 2014 8:17 PM

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When abundant, two types of fat molecules circulating in the blood—triglycerides and cholesterol—may increase the risk of recurrence for men with prostate cancer, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The results of the study were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

“Our findings suggest that normalization, or even partial normalization, of serum lipid levels among men with dyslipidemia may reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence,” said study author Emma Allott, PhD, a postdoctoral associate at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina,...

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