Diagnosis & Disease Information

New Blood Test Can Diagnose Severe BPH

Researchers have developed a new blood test that can distinguish severely symptomatic BPH from BPH that occurs with few if any symptoms, even if men have prostate cancer. The assay measures serum levels of a protein called JM-27.

Metabolic Syndrome and BPH

Prostate growth in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is increased in the presence of the metabolic syndrome, according to a study that supports a causative role for hyperinsulinemia.

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