Hypertension May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Data from 21 observational studies showed an 8% increased risk of prostate cancer.
Data from 21 observational studies showed an 8% increased risk of prostate cancer.

Hypertension may be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa), a recent meta-analysis suggests.

The meta-analysis, by Zhen Liang, MD, of  Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and colleagues, included data from 21 observational studies, including 17 cohort/nested case-control studies and 4 case-control studies. Results showed that individuals with hypertension had a significant 8% increased risk of PCa, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports.


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