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Prostate Cancer Screening Affected by Obesity

A new study underscores just one more reason obesity can be a killer: A man's weight may affect the accuracy of a common blood test to detect prostate cancer. That's a major concern because previous studies have shown prostate cancer is far more aggressive in men who are obese. The dilemma: In this study of some 2,800 men, researchers found the more obese the men were, the lower their prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were. Yet, a PSA reading below 4.1 usually means no cancer....

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