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Obesity could affect prostate cancer test

Obesity may dilute the sensitivity of tests for prostate cancer, according to a study.A US study of 13,634 men undergoing radical prostatectomy at three US hospitals, found men with a Body Mass Index of 35 or greater had 11%-21% lower prostate specific antigen concentrations compared with normal-weight men.It also found that higher BMI was associated with a higher plasma volume, although the mass of prostate specific antigen in the body did not change.Authors ...

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