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Agent Orange, PCa Linked

Men exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are at increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer (2008; published online ahead of print).

No Fat, Prostate Cancer Link

A European study revealed no link between dietary fat intake and the risk of prostate cancer, according to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2008;87:1405-1413).

Legumes May Lower PCa Risk

A recent study of 82,483 men found that those with the highest intake of legumes had an 11% reduced risk of prostate cancer and a 26% reduced risk of nonlocalized or high-grade cancer.

High uric acid levels found to increase the risk of new-onset kidney disease twofold.

Uric Acid May Raise CKD Risk

STOCKHOLM—Researchers in Vienna have found that higher levels of uric acid are associated with an increased risk of new-onset kidney disease. The new findings add to a growing body of data supporting such an association, including a recently published study by an American team.

Obesity, Ethnicity, and Hypertension

Obesity has a stronger impact on the incidence of hypertension among Chinese Asians than in American whites and American blacks, researchers reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology (2008;167:1365-1374).

NSAIDs Lower PCa Death Risk

SAN FRANCISCO—High exposure to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with decreased prostate cancer-specific mortality, according to study findings presented here at the 2008 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

Men Take PCa Diagnosis Hard

SAN FRANCISCO—Men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer are at elevated risk of cardiovascular death and suicide, according to separate analyses of a cohort of Swedish men.

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