prostate_cancer581.jpgResults of a new study find that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a greater risk of death if they are overweight or obese.

The study found that men with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 25% at time of prostate cancer diagnosis, were almost 2 times more likely to die from their disease than thinner men.

In the study performed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital they followed a total of 788 patients with locally advanced prostate cancer for 8 years. This allowed them to realize that those men whose BMIs were between 25 and 30 % were 1.5 times at greater risk of dying from their disease.

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