Being obese leads to the death of prostate cancer: Every two and a half stones increases the risk by 10%

Hundreds of lives could be saved from prostate cancer if men lose weight, according to a major study.

Experts from the University of Oxford examined the measurements of more than 2.5 million men.

A five-point increase in BMI – about 2.5 (35 pounds) for the average British person – increased the risk of dying from prostate cancer by 10 percent.

Five points is enough to convert someone from healthy to overweight or obese to obese.

Researchers estimate that waist growth is the leading cause of death in Britain from 1,300 cases of prostate cancer each year.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, being diagnosed at around 52.00 per year. In the United States, nearly 165,000 people have been diagnosed and nearly 30,000 have died.

A five-point increase in body mass index (BMI) – about 2.5 stones for the average British man – increases the risk of prostate cancer by 10 percent.

Dr. Aurora Perez-Cornago and colleagues said, “We found that men with high total and central fat were at higher risk of dying from prostate cancer than healthy men.

“Knowing more about the factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer is the key to preventing it.

“Age, family history and black ethnicity are known risk factors, but they don’t change, so it’s important to find risk factors that can change it.”

Research shows that getting enough sleep is important for weight loss

Getting at least six hours of sleep a night is very important to keep your weight under control, the study said today.

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark examined the duration and quality of sleep of about 200 obese people a year.

People who slept less than six hours a night found that their BMI increased by 1.3 points a year later compared to those who slept more than six hours.

More than a third of adults in the UK and US sleep less than six or seven hours a night due to stress, screens, blurred or work boundaries.

The study, presented at the European Congress of Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, followed 195 adults after an eight-week diet.

Participants had a BMI between 32 and 43 before the study began and they lost an average of 12 percent of body fat.

They were then monitored for one year, and accelerometers were used to measure sleep before and after the diet and at 13, 26, and 52 weeks.

Those who slept more than six hours were able to gain more weight than those who slept less.

Similarly, those who slept poorly – measured by a self-assessment questionnaire – increased their BMI scores by 1.2 points a year later compared to those who slept well.

Researchers have found that exercising for about two hours a week can help you sleep better.

Lead author Adrian Bog, a biomedical student, said: “It was amazing to see that weight loss in obese adults improved the duration and quality in such a short period of time and the quality of sleep improved to maintain weight while exercising.

“It was also interesting to note that adults who did not get enough sleep or slept poorly after losing weight were less likely to fail to lose weight than those who did not get enough sleep.”

According to him, several biological reasons for the increased risk have been suggested, but in obese men, the disease may be more difficult to diagnose, that is, it is more difficult to treat, and later diagnosed.

Dr. Perez-Cornago added, “More research is needed to determine if the association is biologically related to the delay in detection in obese men.

“In any case, our latest findings are another reason why men are trying to stay healthy.”

The results were presented today at the European Congress of Obesity in Maastricht (Netherlands) and published in the journal BMC Medicine.

Simon Greaveson, of the United Kingdom for prostate cancer, said: “This large-scale study shows that being overweight is associated with an increased risk of dying from prostate cancer.

“While these results are convincing, we need to do more research to fully understand the biological link between obesity and prostate cancer and, most importantly, how we can use this information to improve outcomes for men.

“Maintaining a healthy weight can protect against many cancers, but it is important to remember that prostate cancer can affect men of all shapes and sizes.

“Men over the age of 50, black men and men with a family history are at the highest risk for the disease and should talk to their doctor if they have any concerns.”

Researchers tracked men’s medical records for an average of 12 years.

The men ranged in age from 40 to 69 years and did not have cancer before the study began.

At the end of the observation period, 661 people died from the disease.

Their BMI scores, body fat percentage, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio were recorded to see how they affected the development and severity of cancer.

Using statistical analysis, the team determined the risk of dying from prostate cancer around the waist and hip ratio.

By both measurements, those in the upper quarters found that the risk of dying from the disease was about 25 percent higher than those in the lower quarters.

Every 10 cm (3.9 inches) in a man’s waist increased his risk of dying from prostate cancer by 7 percent.

However, the high percentage of body fat did not affect the risk of death, the data showed.

A separate study presented to Congress confirmed that getting at least six hours of sleep a night is very important to keep your weight under control.

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark examined the duration and quality of sleep of about 200 obese people a year.

People who slept less than six hours a night saw a 1.3-point increase in their BMI score compared to those who slept more than six hours a year.

Studies show that more than a third of adults in the United Kingdom and the United States sleep less than six or seven hours a night because of stress, screens, and blurred or work boundaries.

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