AUA 2011 BPH

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.

Jennifer St. Sauver, PhD

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.

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