Vegetarian In Boston
Maynard S. Clark's Veggie and Boston Blog talks about vegetarian topics AND Boston-related topics, often intersecting them interestingly.
Maynard S. Clark is a long-time and well-known vegan in Greater Boston, who often quips in his 'elevator pitch':
"I've been vegan now for over half my natural life, longer than most human earthlings have been alive."
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Obesity Increases Prostate Cancer Risk
Increases Prostate Cancer Risk
Obesity may increase risk for prostate cancer, according to a study
published in JAMA
Oncology. Researchers monitored cancer
incidence rates from
3,398 African-American men and 22,673
non-Hispanic white men as part of the
Selenium and Vitamin E
Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) for almost six
African-American men with a higher BMI had up to four times
for prostate cancer, compared with thinner men.
While the exact mechanism
behind obesity and prostate cancer
development remains unknown, the study
obesity’s link to inflammation, insulin resistance, and
development of prostate-specific antigens. Barrington WE, Schenk JM, Etzioni R, et
al. Difference in association of obesity with prostate cancer risk between
US African American and non-Hispanic white men in the Selenium and Vitamin
E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT). JAMA
Oncol. Published online April 16, 2015.