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Weight Change and Mortality

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Posted 17 Apr 2020 at 10:05

An interesting study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. It concludes:

"Results suggest that among survivors of nonmetastatic prostate cancer with largely localized disease, postdiagnosis obesity is associated with higher cardiovascular disease-related mortality and all-cause mortality, and possibly higher prostate cancer-specific mortality and that postdiagnosis weight gain may be associated with higher mortality as a result of all causes and prostate cancer." [my italics]

No great surprises there, but a thought for those of us who have had to shift a ton of weight-gain after hormone therapy. 

Data came from the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort, nearly 20k subjects.

Full-text is for subscribers only, abstract here:

Postdiagnosis Body Mass Index, Weight Change, and Mortality From Prostate Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and All Causes Among Survivors of Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

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