Fat men are at greater risk of developing advanced prostate cancers – including aggressive cancers that are fatal, says a new report. It found ‘strong evidence’ of a link between being overweight or obese and advanced prostate cancer. A report from a leading cancer prevention charity estimates that one in 10 advanced prostate cancer cases in the UK could be prevented, if men kept a healthy weight.

Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer in men. In the UK, more than 41,000 men are diagnosed each year and the condition leads to approximately 10,000 deaths a year. The finding was made after an analysis of the global scientific research into lifestyle factors and prostate cancer in the World Cancer Research Fund’s Continuous Update Project (CUP). The report, the most in-depth review to date, analysed 104 studies involving more than 9.8 million men and over 191,000 cases of prostate cancer. 

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