Obesity and Cancer Risk


By Molly Clifton

A new study finds obese men can be at risk for prostate cancer, even after a benign biopsy.

Researchers at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health say obese men are more likely to have precancerous lesions in benign prostate biopsies compared to normal weight men.

Doctors suggest obese men have a more intensive follow-up after biopsy.


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