Features of the metabolic syndrome and prostate cancer in African-American men.

  title={Features of the metabolic syndrome and prostate cancer in African-American men.},
  author={Jennifer L Beebe-Dimmer and Rodney L. Dunn and A. N S V. Sarveswara Sarma and James E. Montie and Kathleen A Cooney},
  volume={109 5},
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome refers to a cluster of conditions that includes hypertension, dyslipidemia, central adiposity, and high blood glucose levels. Over the past decade, a growing body of literature suggests that metabolic syndrome may be associated with several different forms of cancer. Because prostate cancer risk is highest among African Americans, and these men, similarly, are more prone to developing specific features of the metabolic syndrome, including hypertension and type-2… CONTINUE READING


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