Obese men are more likely to have precancerous lesions detected in their benign prostate biopsies compared with non-obese men.

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In addition, obese men may be at greater risk for subsequently developing prostate cancer. Researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York studied 6,692 men whom they tracked for 14 years following a biopsy or transurethral resection of the prostate with benign findings.

John Schieszer has the story in today’s Medical Minute.