Obesity link to prostate cancer may vary by race

April 16, 2015 8:49 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Obesity may be partly responsible for higher rates of prostate cancer observed among African American men, suggests a new U.S. study.

The links between obesity and prostate cancer among different races is complex, researchers say, but if emphasis is put on keeping people at a healthy weight, the excess burden of this cancer among African Americans might be reduced.

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