AUA 2011 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Coverage

Heavier Men Face Higher LUTS Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Elderly men who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for developing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), but those who engage in a relatively high level of physical activity or daily walking for exercise have a reduced risk, data show.

Severe Adverse BPH Outcomes Persist

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Severe adverse outcomes of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) persist despite widespread use of oral therapies, according to a study presented at the American Urological Association 2011 annual meeting.

Overweight Young Men Face High Risk of Enlarged Prostates

Overweight Young Men Face High Risk of Enlarged Prostates

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Overweight young men are more likely than normal-weight men to develop an enlarged prostate later in life, researchers reported.

Modest Weight Loss Does Not Prevent LUTS

Modest Weight Loss Does Not Prevent LUTS

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Although obesity has been linked with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in aging men, modest weight loss may not prevent onset or progression of LUTS in this population, new findings presented at the American Urological Association 2011 annual meeting suggest.

Statins May Improve Urologic Symptoms in Men

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Statin use may decrease the occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among men, but not women, researchers reported at the American Urological Association 2011 annual meeting.

African-American Men Less Likely to Receive BPH Treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—African American men are less likely to receive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) compared with other races, according to findings presented at the American Urological Association 2011 annual meeting.

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