Prostate cancer is responsible for around 375,000 deaths every year. Experts believe more than 1,300 prostate cancer deaths could potentially be prevented every year in the UK if the average man there was not overweight. Photo: Getty Images
Prostate cancer is responsible for around 375,000 deaths every year. Experts believe more than 1,300 prostate cancer deaths could potentially be prevented every year in the UK if the average man there was not overweight. Photo: Getty Images
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Losing weight may help prevent prostate cancer, new Oxford study finds, with higher BMI, bigger waistline linked to higher chance of dying from the disease

  • For every five additional points on a man’s BMI score, they were 7 per cent more likely to die from prostate cancer, the study found
  • While the mechanisms behind the findings are still unknown, researchers say the study still suggests that men should try to maintain a healthy weight

Prostate cancer is responsible for around 375,000 deaths every year. Experts believe more than 1,300 prostate cancer deaths could potentially be prevented every year in the UK if the average man there was not overweight. Photo: Getty Images
Prostate cancer is responsible for around 375,000 deaths every year. Experts believe more than 1,300 prostate cancer deaths could potentially be prevented every year in the UK if the average man there was not overweight. Photo: Getty Images
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