The association between body size, prostate volume and prostate-specific antigen

@article{Fowke2007TheAB,
  title={The association between body size, prostate volume and prostate-specific antigen},
  author={Jay H. Fowke and Saundra S. Motley and Michael S. Cookson and Raoul S. Concepcion and Sam S. Chang and Marcia L. Wills and Judith A. Smith},
  journal={Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={137-142}
}
Increasing prostate volume contributes to urinary tract symptoms and may obscure prostate cancer detection. We investigated the association between obesity and prostate volume, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and PSA density among 753 men referred for prostate biopsy. Among men with a negative biopsy, prostate volume significantly increased approximately 25% from the lowest to highest body mass index (BMI), waist or hip circumference or height categories. PSA was 0.7 ng/ml lower with a high… CONTINUE READING

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