Obesity, serum prostate specific antigen and prostate size: implications for prostate cancer detection.

@article{Freedland2006ObesitySP,
  title={Obesity, serum prostate specific antigen and prostate size: implications for prostate cancer detection.},
  author={Stephen J. Freedland and Elizabeth A. Platz and Joseph Charles Presti and William J. Aronson and Christopher L Amling and Christopher J. Kane and Martha K. Terris},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={175 2},
  pages={500-4; discussion 504}
}
PURPOSE Obesity has been associated with lower serum testosterone, theoretically resulting in decreased PSA production. Obesity has also been associated with prostatic enlargement, making the detection of existent cancer more difficult. Together these findings would result in an apparent protective effect of obesity on prostate cancer risk due to technical detection issues unrelated to cancer biology. We examined the association between BMI, and PSA and prostate weight in a cohort of men… CONTINUE READING